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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides An IMAX 3D Experience 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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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...
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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,...
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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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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides An IMAX 3D Experience review

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Blackbeard!!

By JimJ2010
Its time to go on another adventure with Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. His zany actions along with Gibbs, Barbosa and several new characters make for a wild ride on the open seas. We meet...

could have been better

By abdala32
what happened wiith the rest of the cast???...

Satisfying at the least

By mcgamer
The movie certainly wasn't as good as the other three movies, but it was still a great experience! It had all the aspects of Pirates that we love: CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow's humour and wackiness, High...

Great movie

By Action_Movie_Fan
I would definitely recommend seeing this movie on IMAX with the 3D effects because it makes the movie much more exciting. If you mind spending the extra money, you should try and see this movie on...

By russjr316
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Great

By Elford8
Movie was great! Love IMAX 3D!...

By jak526
Absolutely awesome! It was a thrilling adventure, definitely a must see for everyone!...

Zombies, Vampires, Blackbeard! What fun!

By angelafitch
Loved it! Laughed at some, cringed at other parts. Don't think most kids need to see the mermaid scene, but I thought it was great! I know a lot of people think the story wasn't that great, but it...

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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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