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The Pirates! Band of Misfits Reviews

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Overview


Genre :

Animation, Adventure

Release Date :

April 27, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Peter Lord

Starring :

Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Anton Yelchin, Brian Blessed, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, Ashley Jensen

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..the title doesn't hint at the film's plot, which incorporates real-life..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 4

“..the movie looks meticulously crafted, of course, and is consistently, drily amusing..”
by Tom Russo [Boston Globe]
3 of 4

“..the movie could almost certainly be seen in 2-D without a loss in overall entertainment value..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..the humor mostly skews toward an older age bracket..”
by Leslie Felperin [Variety]
4 of 5

“..the humor is dry; "witty" might better describe it..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..the humor here is absurd and self-aware in the best tradition of British comedy..”
3 of 4

“..the 3-D visuals work their magic unobtrusively..”
by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle]
“..suitable for kids and parents of the brighter stripe..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
3.5 of 4

“..it's hard not to be charmed by the absurd antics of the bumbling buccaneers..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..hits the usual kids' pic stops-pop montage, theme-park-ride action, heartwarming affirmation of true friendship..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
Review rate : B+

“..feels a bit forced, the magic of the medium never does..”
by Adam Markovitz [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Nell Minow [Chicago Sun-Times]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
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FOCUS :

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