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70

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 serious in the hands of a new director, Rob Marshall, and thanks to Penelope Cruz it's also a good deal sexier.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Frankly, the wow factor isn't that great.
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50

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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50

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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50

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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50

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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40

NPR

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 that what's riskiest in Pirates 4 isn't walking the plank, but jumping the shark.
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40

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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30

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, and never before have I wanted to chloroform an entire orchestra.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This isn't absurdity. This is nonsense - and it's as boring as nonsense.
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45 out of 100
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