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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. Read full review
Frankly, the wow factor isn't that great. Read full review
To press the point, there is absolutely no need for a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean. Read full review
Marshall deserves props for putting the "show" back into the Pirates business. But face it, he's polishing a giant turd. Read full review
On Stranger Tides isn't nearly strange enough. Its one real act of piracy is stealing away your excitement. Read full review
Here's how it goes down: 4 is better than 3, about the same as 2 and worse than 1. Read full review
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. Read full review
Despite Sparrow's ongoing flashes of charm, Depp himself seems to know he's coasting.
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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. Read full review
This isn't absurdity. This is nonsense - and it's as boring as nonsense.
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Interviews with the 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Cast
Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, director Rob Marshall and the franchise’s young newcomers give us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the fourth 'Pirates' movie.
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