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  • Summary: Garrrrr! Working at The Pirate Times Dinner Theater is less than exciting when you're a busboy. For three moping misfits-- Elliot, Sedgewick and George (Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt and Pa Grape)-all they dream of is the day when they can ditch their dishrags and take stage to star in the big pirate show. But with Elliot's timidity, Sedgewick's laziness and George's lack of self-confidence, it seems as if the day to prove who they really are will never come...
    Things are about to change when a mysterious ball drops from the sky and lands at the unlikely seafarers' feet. A "Helpseeker" sent from the past in search of heroes, the artifact sets in motion a series of events that drags the friends back to the 17th century--and into the belly of certain danger. The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything must each face their fears--becoming unlikely heroes in a battle to rescue a royal family from an evil tyrant, and themselves from living the life of common couch potatoes. (Universal)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    It's wholesome fun for the whole family.
  2. 70
    Pirates relies more on classical and pop culture-driven references to deliver its worthwhile message.
  3. Slickly made -- in the good sense -- and most entertaining.
  4. It’s a boilerplate plot like one you might find in any morning cartoon.
  5. My 3-year-old date had a fine time, pronouncing the movie "very good" and backing up her assessment by going 90 minutes with barely a fidget. Which may actually be the highest compliment any movie can ask for.
  6. Except for one memorable interlude, the film just doesn't have near enough fun blasting spitballs at "Pirates of the Caribbean."
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    30
    Humorless, incoherent, and ugly as sin, this Christian-friendly production is as tragic as the candle wax that resembles a glob of man jam and opens Pa Grape's eyes to the meaning of his adventure.

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  1. ShaidynC.
    Jan 22, 2008
    10
    It's hilarious i'm going to buy their movies because it's just innocent fun and I tuely loved it and i will see all of the rest and recommended it totally. Expand
  2. ViannetteD.
    Jan 22, 2008
    10
    AWESOME I love the good humor soo clever i'm 23 yrs old and i enjoyed it alot anyone who falls asleep is missing out i would love to work in that field you can tell they have fun with what they do. Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2011
    9
    Crazy its what gets its humor but it is so adorable and touching that it is too much too resist. Its animation is so low budget it gives it an extra charm. I give this 91% of a good movie. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2013
    7
    if you have not grown up with veggie tales you will not like this>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Expand
  5. PatrickL
    Jan 19, 2008
    6
    The kids certainly laughed out loud and enjoyed the movie from beginning to end. It was however, not Big Idea's best venture--Jonah and many of their videos have much better storytelling. They graphics though were certainly impressive. Expand