Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) – 7/10 fantasy action movie review

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Cast / crew
Director: Gore Verbinski
Screenplay Writer Based on Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Ted Elliott
Screenplay Writer Based on Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Terry Rossio
Screen Story Writer Based on Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Ted Elliott
Screen Story Writer Based on Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Terry Rossio
Screen Story Writer Based on Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Stuart Beattie
Screen Story Writer Based on Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Jay Wolpert
Writer Based on Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Jay Wolpert
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Johnny Depp: Jack Sparrow
Geoffrey Rush: Barbossa
Orlando Bloom: Will Turner
Keira Knightley: Elizabeth Swann
Jack Davenport: Norrington
Kevin McNally: Joshamee Gibbs
Zoë Saldana: Anamaria
Jonathan Pryce: Governor Weatherby Swann

Pirates of Caribbean: The Curse of Black Pearl (2003)

The pirate crew of the Black Pearl are delighted when they find the last piece of cursed gold. Local blacksmith Will Turner is less happy, however, as they also took the love of his life along with them. He determines to rescue her but needs the help of someone who knows the pirates better than anyone else: the recently incarcerated pirate and former captain of the Black Pearl Jack Sparrow.

7/10

Fun, with truly astonishing special effects and a delightful Johnny Depp. Geoffrey Rush is charismatic in support and Keira Knightley is luminous throughout. The writers and director applaudably treat the project much more professionally than expected and make a great job of taking nothing (a park ride) and successfully theming a movie and characters and story around it. It is a bit too long, however, and the movie ends twice rather weakly.

This movie contains mild swear word, strong bloodless blade violence, a gory scene, unpleasant scenes

Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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