Pirate Radio Synopsis
In 1966, a young man joins a host of rock-music DJs at his godfather's (Bill Nighy) pirate radio station in the North Sea.
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Movie Reviews

PIRATE RADIO. Can't stop the music!!! Grade: B. (Based on advance VIP press preview on Thus. Nov. 12th.))

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Richard Curtis(Bridget Jones's Diary, Four Weddings and a Funeral) wrote/directed this 60's period UK comedy export - The Boat That Rocked - that was retitled Pirate Radio for its US release. This...

Great Fun Move!

By Rock-it Radio
The Boat that Rocked is actually based on a true story. In the UK in the mid 60's the only radio programming they had was the BBC that only dedicated a couple of hours a week to Pop and Rock music. ...

forget jack sparrow...

By ithrah
this is pure movie fun. one part nostalgia, one part stick it to the censors, all fun. this was the feel good movie of 2009. if you missed it at theatres you must rent it, me, i'm going to buy it....

Not Amazing

By mosheman100
It had its funny parts but I thought it dragged on a little. I didn't feel like Phillip Seymour Hoffman as advertised was the main character but the young kid was....

Appealing for people over 40

By President113
Pirate Radio was a bit long in my opinion, but interesting. I didn't know about the restrictions on Rock 'n Roll in the UK, so it was informative, but the story itself dragged a bit and the movie...

Five Word Review

By aimeinla
This is awesome!!! Brit humor!!...

Cheesy rock n roll goodness

By Boston Brit
Saw this in the summer on a flight back from the UK. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the cast, being several UK actors I know and love. Totally captured the energy of post war Britain heading into its own...

Pirate Radio

By hschulweis
Best movie I have seen in a long time. Great sound track....

The Movie That Rocked!

By strutz_galore
One of the most well-rounded movies I've seen in a long time. The majority of the people in our theatre could not help but to sing along, when we weren't laughing that is! The theatre became a bit...

FROM WHERE I SIT, PIRATE RADIO MISSED THE BOAT.

By dennisherer
In the late 1960s, I was an on-air D-J involved with AM radio in the USA. I was intrigued with Radio Caroline, one of the actual pirate stations located on a ship anchored in the North Sea off the...

More Info

Rated R | For language, and some sexual content including brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Good-natured rock 'n' roll comedy with some iffy behavior.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF