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  • Summary: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley reunite this epic tale chronicling the further mis-adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. (Buena Vista Pictures)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. 75
    Lively is an odd word for something called Dead Man's Chest, but lively it is. You won't find hotter action, wilder thrills or loopier laughs this summer.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    It does deliver a combustible combination of ingredients for a summer blockbuster: a cornucopia of action and dazzling effects, some raucous humor and a large dose of Depp's winning charm.
  3. Verbinski, Depp and company just want to make it the best ride you've had all summer. If that's all you demand of a frothy summer blockbuster, then this delivers the goods.
  4. 60
    Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley manage to sparkle, but this overstuffed sequel is no treasure.
  5. Intermittently fun and high-spirited, Dead Man's Chest sags under the weight of its own running time.
  6. 50
    The worst kind of sequel -- the kind that exists only to give you more-more-more of what you liked the first time around, without ever justifying its own existence. This lavish, superbly designed film goes on for an exhausting 2½ hours.
  7. More than the usual bad or even numbingly horrible movie. It's an amalgam of many of the modern cinema's worst tendencies and modern filmmaking's most unfortunate misconceptions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 87 out of 333
  1. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    Awesome second chapter to the series. I gotta say, ILM really tricked me with Davy Jones, because I had no idea his face was actually computerAwesome second chapter to the series. I gotta say, ILM really tricked me with Davy Jones, because I had no idea his face was actually computer generated. Great work! Expand
  2. David
    Jul 9, 2006
    10
    Pure Popcorn. Loved it. Just go and enjoy. Johnny Depp is magic as Captain Jack Sparrow.
  3. DanF.
    Jul 12, 2006
    9
    [***SPOILER***] I be a pirate, and I think this film be ye accurate representation of the day to day life of ye average deckhand. Therefore, [***SPOILER***] I be a pirate, and I think this film be ye accurate representation of the day to day life of ye average deckhand. Therefore, a 9 I give this documentary about the life, and apparent greusome death, of my captain, jack sparrow. Expand
  4. AndyM.
    Jul 13, 2006
    7
    Aside from the length (30 mins too long) and the hugely derivative ending (that blatantly steals from a multitude of films - Jaws, Star Wars, Aside from the length (30 mins too long) and the hugely derivative ending (that blatantly steals from a multitude of films - Jaws, Star Wars, Star Trek 2, LOTR) there is just enough of the original magic to make it worth viewing. Perhaps it has suffered from over-inflated expectation? Judging from some of the comments here, I think so. Regardless, it has some truly excellent effects, and dashes of physical comedy that would have brought a smile to Chaplin's face (the kebab sequence, the rolling wheel?!). Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2013
    5
    Dead Man's Chest is left rotting.
    Unlike its high paced prequel, Dead Man's Chest because monotonously boring and directionless with little
    Dead Man's Chest is left rotting.
    Unlike its high paced prequel, Dead Man's Chest because monotonously boring and directionless with little action or thrills to save its fate.
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  6. LuisG.
    Aug 4, 2006
    3
    Unlike those crazed fans who enjoyed the 1st film on the big screen ... i was reluctant to see pirates 1 but then came that dvd and well i sawUnlike those crazed fans who enjoyed the 1st film on the big screen ... i was reluctant to see pirates 1 but then came that dvd and well i saw the film i was somewhat entertained but fail to see what everyone else did .... funny but not hilarious , entertaining but not memorable ala jurassic park or jaws but then again how interesting can a private film be which is why i disliked pirates 2 as well ...way to long , plot what plot thats called nonsense ... confused from the start and slighty entertained but still distratced by the whole experience.. i say if disneyhas so much mula to fork over for this trash they should invest in some actual things like offering scholarships or helping those in need my point being is stop waisting money of junk like this but then again i guess there is an audience so it says on a 135 million opening... Expand
  7. JeffreyH.
    Jul 7, 2006
    0
    Good gawd. i just gave yet another 2 hours of my life to that stinking franchise. after the juvenile(a macaw relieving itself on a man'sGood gawd. i just gave yet another 2 hours of my life to that stinking franchise. after the juvenile(a macaw relieving itself on a man's shoulder got the biggest laugh of the night))humor, weak story line and simplistic, plodding score of the first, i thought i would give the second a chance to redeem the first. not to mention the sublime johnny depp. big mistake. save your money and the hours of lifetime you must commit to viewing this trash. my money and my time are gone, but you have a choice. make the right choice and see another movie like superman returns....yeah, dead man's chest is THAT bad. Expand

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