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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D Synopsis
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Captain Jack Sparrow is back in excellent form for his fourth adventure in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is more...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Frankly, the wow factor isn't that great.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
To press the point, there is absolutely no need for a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Marshall deserves props for putting the "show" back into the Pirates business. But face it, he's polishing a giant turd.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
On Stranger Tides isn't nearly strange enough. Its one real act of piracy is stealing away your excitement.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Here's how it goes down: 4 is better than 3, about the same as 2 and worse than 1.
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By Bob Mondello
Small kids won't really appreciate Johnny Depp, either, though frankly he's getting to be less fun as the series ages, possibly realizing...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Despite Sparrow's ongoing flashes of charm, Depp himself seems to know he's coasting.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The IMAX print I saw was so murky as to make you give thanks for the few scenes shot in simple sunlight, the 3-D wasn't worth the bother,...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This isn't absurdity. This is nonsense - and it's as boring as nonsense.
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I'm a pirate! You're a pirate!

By ChadStarks
Johnny Depp has aged well with the movies, developed his character through the pirate series like never before. If you havent seen, you can watch it free at [BLOCKED WEBSITE] *...

A movie that looks better as it gets closer

By Moviemaniac92
I'm liking the trailers more and more. If anyone is going at midnight, like this post, because I will be going at midnight to this movie!...

Poor ratings, try comparing apples to apples

By Dethbylt
The reviews for thei movie online led me to believe that I would leave the theater disappointed. Lies and slander! Thie movie was equally as entertaining as it's predecessors. The action was...

it's definitely a must see

This new Pirates movie although a sequel would have been good on it's own. it begins a story never told and is good enough to compare it to the first Pirates of the Caribbean. The graphics weren't as...

A lot of the same

By roadrunnerkn
The story line is the same. Johnny wants something and is surrounded by people who want to keep him from it. Lots of action and a predictable story line. The cinematography is good enough to make...

Great Movie!!!!

By GuidsterLV
Best one of the sequels yet!...

Arrgh, me pirates!

By mman
I don't know how critics thought so poorly of this movie, but I myself found it perfectly watchable. More than that, I was actually entertained. This installment is significantly shorter than World's...

Fresh Adventure With Sparrow & Co!!

By dameow
Great new escape to the high seas in search of the Fountain of Youth. . . with a new group of scallawags and some old favorites. A fun movie with lots of action, beautiful settings, and some not so...

I love Pirates

By Mars97
My first movie in 3D. Makes a fun difference. I'm a fan of Pirates so I loved this movie....

By Fishmen777
Must See! I Mate...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ More swashbuckling + less violence = OK for older tweens.
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