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  • Summary: In the follow-up to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, we find our heroes Will Turner (Bloom) and Eizabeth Swann (Knightley) allied with Captain Barbossa (Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones Locker while theIn the follow-up to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, we find our heroes Will Turner (Bloom) and Eizabeth Swann (Knightley) allied with Captain Barbossa (Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones Locker while the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones, under the control of the East India Trading Company, wreaks havoc across the seven seas. (Walt Disney Pictures) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36
  1. The most visually spectacular, action-packed and surreal of the adventures of Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).
  2. The cannibals, coconuts and landlocked locations have been replaced by the high-seas high jinks that made the first film so enjoyable.
  3. 63
    The last 60 minutes offer adventure as rousing as anything provided in either of the previous installments. Unfortunately, that doesn't account for the other 108 minutes of this gorged, self-indulgent, and uneven production.
  4. Reviewed by: Ethan Alter
    50
    Even Depp's increasingly tired antics can't lighten the dour mood; in fact, Sparrow is completely overshadowed here by Rush's lively turn as Barbossa.
  5. Knightley's Elizabeth becomes a pirate captain this time. You know a franchise has run its course when it has a buccaneer heroine who looks as if she'd hate to get her face smudged.
  6. A ponderous pirate saga, 168 minutes long, with more doldrums than "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." Those doldrums are relieved from time to time by spectacular effects.
  7. Has no narrative throughline, no emotional spine. It's a mess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 318
  1. Jan 12, 2011
    10
    Stunning, absolutely stunning in all ways... UN-describable awesome story and incredible swash-buckling action and it's just... Brilliant and.... WOW
  2. CCM.
    May 28, 2007
    10
    At first I was confused. But I have to admit, I still loved it. I see no problem with it except for the part where Lord Beckett goes down At first I was confused. But I have to admit, I still loved it. I see no problem with it except for the part where Lord Beckett goes down with his ship. Too much. Well anyway I enjoyed it, WATCH IT! Expand
  3. ofarevolution441
    May 28, 2007
    9
    I don't get what's wrong with people reviewing this. I seriously don't. Compared to some of the other crap I've seen I don't get what's wrong with people reviewing this. I seriously don't. Compared to some of the other crap I've seen recently, this is awesome. While the comedic undertones were a little too noticeable throughout, and I didn't understand what was going on until around halfway, the movie was still an experience. Great way to end the series, in my opinion. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2015
    6
    "Pirates of the caribbean : At World's End" was created for the same reason that is created "Dead Man's Chest" to be convenient to make"Pirates of the caribbean : At World's End" was created for the same reason that is created "Dead Man's Chest" to be convenient to make another part .Very flat and simple movie in which all the characters are driven by selfish goals and im starting to think that movie is made only for childrens i mean they don't swear they die .... Yes it's an adventure movie but that's just too childish and in every serious moment they do dumb decisions but that's not a problem because it's a movie and we can fix it with bullsh*t .Someone die no problem we can resurrect him no problem the bad guy can't step on land no problem we bring a basin with water we have problem with someone we double cross him .And that's not all they totaly destroy the character of Elizabeth what now she is a hooker wich make out with everybody?The one good thing in the movie is that they still keep the funny and the entertaining mark of Pirates of Caribbean . Thank God they didn't ruin this you will laugh you ass for sure with this movie Johnny Depp is crazy as always and when the movie became too serious there is Orlando Bloom that will dramatizes the things for ... God i hate that actor . I think Gore Verbinski could put more effort and time and creat much better movie. Expand
  5. halb
    May 28, 2007
    5
    Well, as usual, those folks raving about this (with 9s and 10s) must be pretty easy to please... while those giving it less than 2 are Well, as usual, those folks raving about this (with 9s and 10s) must be pretty easy to please... while those giving it less than 2 are probably being too harsh, and must have had very high expectations. After the second movie, I didn't have huge expectations and therefore wasn't all that disappointed. That said, this was an over-long, confusing and contrived mess of a movie, saved only by the occasional gallows humor, the little monkey and a few truly inspired scenes. The acting is fine, but is almost always overwhelmed by the action, the sets and the CGI. Keith Richards, although only on for a couple minutes, was most excellent as Sparrow's father. Expand
  6. Capt.Kidd
    May 28, 2007
    3
    I gave it a three because, even though unrealistic, the effects are at times eye-popping. The Davy Jones character has two or three scenes I gave it a three because, even though unrealistic, the effects are at times eye-popping. The Davy Jones character has two or three scenes that are very emotional (one in particular when he sheds a tear) and Geoffrey Rush is very good... HOWEVER, the lame and just terrible and tasteless humor transformed potentially outstanding characters into buffoons. I loved Rush playing Barbossa, he is just brilliant, but the "jokes" that he had to say completely killed the nature of his character. Same thing with Davy Jones, he should be scary and intimidating, I loved that character! And what with the pirate with the squeaky voice? Is one laugh worth sacrificing the image of all the pirates? Depp good, but totally eclipsed by Rush. Bloom goes practically unnoticed, Knightley fails awfully to deliver the emotion that her character needs (her most important speech to the pirates is immaterial, plain, fake and weak). And the mind twisting storyline gets you all confused, which has the effect of not letting you connect with any of the characters. Bottom line: lacks emotion, good acting wasted on lame and uncreative lines, lousy humor strips pirates of their inherent style turning them into clowns, un-engaging storyline. Save your 7 bucks. Expand
  7. SeanP.
    May 24, 2007
    0
    C-R-A-P! That about sums up the bloated, incoherent mess that is Pirates 3. Whoever said more is better didn't sit through this C-R-A-P! That about sums up the bloated, incoherent mess that is Pirates 3. Whoever said more is better didn't sit through this snoozefest. True, the action piece in the last third of the movie is epic, but for that to improve the rating, that has to matter. But it doesn't! The movie had lost me far earlier than when the action kicks in. If the movie had been half as long, I might have given it a 3. But making me suffer for 3 whole hours. Captain Jack gets a goose egg. Expand

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