Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Starring: Johnny Depp, Jonathan Pryce, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Produced by: Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Productions, Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Distributed by: Buena Vista, Disney

Genre: action/adventure

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Review by Xibo Date seen: August 9, 2003
Viewing Location: 42nd St. Ewalk, NYC Grade: A
Almost everything you'd want in a pirate film is here. It's a rollicking great time with Johnny Depp as a pirate captain down on his luck, and his adventures with a blacksmith and a fair maiden... the special effects are great, the sound is superb, the only flaw in the whole thing was in the character of the pirate captain Jack Sparrow (Depp); sometimes, he seemed inept and hopeless; other times, he's an amazing swashbuckler. So which is it? Is he an amazingly skilled buccaneer? Or merely someone with a weird kind of luck? Aside from this inconsistency, the movie is perfect, and I highly recommend going to see it. 

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Review by Finrod Date seen: July 20, 2003
Viewing Location: AMC Parkway Pointe 15, Atlanta Grade: A-
Summary: Nice ride
Johnny Depp plays Hunter S. Pirate, er, Capt. Jack Sparrow, and Orlando Bloom proves that he can play someone other than a Wood-Elf. Good CGI, but we've all come to expect that in big action movies nowadays. A good movie, and worth seeing in the theater, but I'm just not inspired to write a lot about it. I'm still waiting for the amazing movie that I can give an A+ to, which is looking like it won't be until Return of the King.  

B+ B+ B+
Review by skye88 Date seen: July 31, 2003
Viewing Location: United Artists Union Square Stadium 14 Grade: B+
Summary: Swashbuckling Summer fun
High spirited, swashbuckling fun. Great performances from Geoffrey Rush and especially from Johnny Depp in a wonderfully quirky performance (was he channeling Keith Richards?) Orlando Blooms character is a bit dull, and the story perhaps a bit silly but it doesn't really matter. My companion thought it was th e "best pirate movie he ever saw" 

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