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The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) Movie Information

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Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt


Martin Freeman
David Tennant
Salma Hayek
Hugh Grant
Jeremy Piven
Brendan Gleeson





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The Pirate Captain sets out on a quest to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the coveted "Pirate of the Year" award. His crew is along for the ride from the tropical Blood Island to the foggy streets of London. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 08/09/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I thought captain jack sparrow was going to be in this. This film is was good but the 3-D in this film sucked ass, I mean I had to take my 3-D glass off because it was hurting my eyes.

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My kid absolutely loved this movie. I found it unbearable in the east and to be ill-contrived and unimaginative.

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Although it had some funny parts, I feel that this movie was trying too hard, and that there was too much going on. Also, I felt that they (directors, and actor Hugh Grant) were trying to make 'Pirate Captain' too much like 'Captain Jack Sparrow' from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' series.

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Snoogans 04/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Aardman delivers another fun claymation comedy. I enjoyed the humor and the animation about as much as their other films. It's spirit is upbeat, the jokes are constant and both kids and adults can laugh at it together.

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05/18/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Aardman's Best Yet

I've never quite enjoyed Aardman's work as much as critics. At least, not their full-length films. That's not to say I haven't liked them; I've liked them, but I certainly haven't loved them. Pirates: Band Of Misfits is different, though. This movie, I did love.

None of the primary pirates are given names; their descriptions in the credits are "The Pirate With The Scarf," "The Pirate With Gout," etc., which makes this plot description a little difficult to write.

The protagonist, Pirate Captain (no really, that's his name) is determined to win the pirate of the year contest. The problem; he's not a very good pirate. And with his competition being so strong, it appears the odds are against him. At least, that's what he thinks. It turns out, his trusty, rotund parrot is a ra...

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