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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Movie Reviews

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06/24/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Best Pirate Movie EVER!

When I first read "Pirates of the Caribbean" is from the producers of "Armageddon" and "Pearl Harbour" I thought: "No, I never gonna watch this movie!" Well, things have gone far...

There are a lot of pirate movie which were blockbusters but didn't enjoy me. "Pirates of the Caribbean" was just awesome. The script is very good and is filled up with great jokes which always made me laugh. Johnny Depp is just wonderful in this movie, the Academy Award nomination was justifying, well we all heard that he wanted the movie to had funny elements because he wanted his kids to watch it. And it really went that way. You can see how he was enjoying taking part in this movie.
Orlando Bloom... well he did a good job in this movie but let's don't talk about the sequels.
Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knight...

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03/26/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

What a Swashbuckling Adventure!

Despite the fact that The Pirates of the Caribbean movies seem to get worse with every entry, it’s still one of my favorite modern day franchises. In a cinematic world filled with Transformers and Superheroes it’s actually quite refreshing to have a series of films that focus more on swashbuckling adventure then giant robots or men in tights.

The Curse of the Black Pearl is easily the best of the series. It has a very long run time, but doesn’t feel like it. It really is the magic of the world that pulls you in on this one. Most time piece movies nowadays are serious dramas (or awful like the recent Three Musketeers re-make.) but to have a rousing action/adventure set in a different age makes the mundane seem more magical, and the magical aspects of the film seem surprisingly plau...

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03/16/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


The Curse of the Black Pearl is the first installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean stories. It is a hugely entertaining, comedy-cum-action-cum-horror romp, starring Johnny Depp, arguably the finest Hollywood actor of his generation and his character (Jack Sparrow) is one of the most memorable and fascinating characters ever. We catch our first glimpse of Jack standing proudly atop the mast of his vessel as it sails into Port Royal, hair rustling in the wind. Then a couple shots later, it's revealed that Jack's "ship" is a battered dingy so full of leaks that it makes the last several feet into port mostly submerged.

The story centers on this lone pirate on the Caribbean Sea, looking for his lost ship, the Black Pearl which was commandeered years earlier by Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey...

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  View JLFM's Profile

04/12/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

It's No Masterpiece, But It Sure Is Fun

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl is flawed fun. It's mostly predictable, it's got some good gags, but it's heavily flawed.

The film has literally HUNDREDS of contradictions and plot holes. I enjoyed the film, but the contradicitions were distracting.

This film has a fantastic first half hour. It's funny, and thrilling at times. However, after that first half hour, the quality drops. It's still enjoyable, and you will be entertained, but it never lives up to that first half hour.

The musical score is VERY good. There were too many hands in the score for me to properly credit anyone, but Hanz Zimmer played a big part in the score, and it shows.

The action, is mostly generic, and will never have you on the edge of your seat. At times, the action is even ...

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  View Yojimbo's Profile
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04/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"POTC: The Curse Of The Black Pearl" by Yojimbo

The original story of the now ubiquitous franchise was an abject lesson in how to create a feelgood summer hit. It has no pretensions to being high art; just a hugely entertaining romp that ticks all the right boxes. Spectacular set pieces, great effects, likeable characters and a well written script that never patronizes the audience. But we all know what REALLY made this film, and that's Johnny Depp's hilariously eccentric performance; he literally OWNS this film. We all love an anti-hero at the best of times, but what Depp brings to the film is a genuine sense of FUN. Something that's missing all too often from a studio system used to grinding out soulless formulaic blockbusters that completely lack the kind of magic that makes a film special. The final result here is a film that succe...

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Daniel Corleone
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01/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Pirates of the Caribbean review

Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) takes Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), who has a gold medallion, as hostage for an escape. He encounters Will (Orlando Bloom) and duels him while Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) negotiates for the medallion in exchange for the attack at Port Royal. The film was a bit lengthy for the plot but boasts of astonishing effects and swash buckling pirate action. It becomes effective because of Johnny Depp’s passion with his eclectic character. Score was pertinent, the costumes and set pieces well-designed. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a breathtaking thrill ride mixed with action and humor rarely seen for this type of genre that spawned a successful box office franchise.

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03/12/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Fun but goes on for too long

A movie that returns to old style movie making in terms of pirates and plot but new in terms of special effects and certain acting. The movie is fun for awhile, looks very good and is acted well particularly from Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush. I liked the movie for awhile but it was too long. After awhile I was annoyed that they would leave the island and then go back and then leave then go back over and over again and the film got into too much of a rut and took to long to get over with it. I also had problem with action sequences because the enemies automatically could not be killed it just got to be redundant. But if the film had been cut a little I think it would have been great instead it is fun for awhile but it went so long that it became boring for me.

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  View DarkCritic's Profile
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01/04/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Great Family Film

Creative, imaginative, and built to impress, Pirates of the Caribbean is a great film for people of all ages.

The story follows four main people, Captain Jack Sparrow, Barbossa, Elizabeth Swan, and Will Turner. All of those characters really help build the story while making them grow and change ever so slightly through the scenes of the movie. They also have their own, distinct personalities that make certain scenes in the movie uncomfortable, and others very hilarious. Each scene in the film either adds to the characters or builds to the story.

The other characters in the film really help bring out scenes and make the main characters have a deeper, more interactive personality. The depth of the characters, even the non-main characters really help the story movie and bring the idea...

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11/12/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

What More Could You Want In a Movie?

Its difficult to think that some people in Disney hated Johnny Depp's portrayl of Captain Jack Sparrow. If anything it is his performance as the charming, sly yet odd pirate that draws people most to this movie. Its difficult to decide exactly what sort of movie this is meant to be--- comedy, adventure, romance etc. and that is I love most about it. The cast lead by Johnny Depp is amazing portraying all sorts of characters where none are similar to another as they head out on to the seas for great adventure. I must say that some of the lines in this movie have offically become some of the best movie quotes I've heard in a long time. All in all this is an exciting yet humorous movie for the whole family to enjoy and one I am sure you will find worth watching over and over again.

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03/21/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Pirates to never forget

I can only say that this movie is "AMAZING". There are so many things that you can say about this movie. This movie gives you everything you want to see in a good movie: Action, Adventure, Suspense, Comedy, Horror, and a lot of fighting. And you also have to think, "who doesn't love pirates?". First lets start with the writing. The script is phenomenal and definitely emphasizes the actors characters. The acting also is very good. Who could ever forget the lovable character of Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp. This being one of many leading roles by Johnny this is definitely one of his best yet. The sets are amazing. The Harbor is beautiful, the ships are crafted to perfection and the atmosphere laid upon the scenery is just magnificent. The special effects as well give this mast...

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