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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 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 JoseCarrier
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] *...

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Review

By Derrick Deane
Certainly not as bad as POTC3 was, but no where near as good as POTC1. The movie runs into the same problems that plagued it during it's second and especially third outing - annoyingly long run-on...

Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides

By moviemama24
Absolutely LOVED this film! The directing, acting and cinematography were all brilliant. Penelope was a super addition to the cast and Depp's action scenes from London to the Caribbean were...


By msjmenvoy2
I cannot imagine a POC movie w/o Orlando, Kiera. We know what happed with Davy Jones, but to leave those 2 actors out. And who wants to see Penelope Cruz on this movie? ...I don't,, especially w/o 2...


By lulaluvsmovies
So yea, we all know that the first POC was the best, no denying that. The others were okay. I believe that they should have just left it at "At Worlds End" but you never know, maybe this one endsup...

Five Word Review

By pakhtun

He's Back

By jmccloy77
Johnny Depp is back. This movie was good. I really liked it. The storyline was good. Good action scenes. It was funny. Yea, its a little different than the other ones before this one, but it didnt...

Pirates 4, its been years since the last one came out!

By Moviemaniac92
Everyone isnt all excited, some are, some arent, but this is the newest one of the series. Sure, actors changed, but Johnny Depp is still in it, and some characters are returning, along with new...

Five Word Review

By movies_r_us_2010
Can't wait for this movie!...

A Fun Romp

By annielouwho
I personally did not think the movie was as strong as the other three, but it is still enjoyable. Captain Jack is funny and witty as always. I liked the plot twist of Barbossa being in the Royal...

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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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