Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Captain Jack Sparrow is caught up in another tangled web of supernatural intrigue. Although the curse of the Black Pearl has been lifted, an even more terrifying threat looms over its captain and scurvy crew: it turns out that Jack owes a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gone is Depp's unpredictability and much of the humor and originality of the first movie.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The new plot has all the appeal of a seaweed sandwich, being dark, salty, and indigestible.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

'Complications arose, ensued, were overcome,' Jack says at one point. Not entirely, but Dead Man's Chest is worth weighing anchor for, regardless.

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

An action-packed but too-long flick for kids 12+.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It ought to sink from the weight of the cargo, but it's buoyed by another high-wire performance from Depp.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

In every other way -- as adventure yarn or as satire on that form or merely as an enjoyable entertainment featuring a wonderfully sly and subtle actor -- it is not merely a loser. It is a disaster.

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Fernando F. Croce

The kind of sensory bombardment that replicates less a Disney theme-park ride than an extended stay at a Guantánamo base cell

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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times

This second film is pretty much all thrills, special effects and nonstop action -- but with virtually no cohesive or compelling story line.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

For the most part, Dead Man's Chest stands on its own and even makes a few halfhearted attempts to say something.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Feels like two movies: one good, one pretty pointless, neither of which is worth the hype.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A fun ride like its predecessor setting up what should be a fun finale. Depp, Bloom, and Knightly shine. Good supporting cast as well.
Louis Rogers
Not necessary or particularly self-sustaining, but still fun.
Phil Hubbs
'Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!'… More
Candy Rose
Captain Jack has a blood debt to Davy Jones. he gets hold of the dead man's chest to control Davy. good cast and adventure.
Eugene Bernabe
Gore Verbinski takes his adventurous swashbuckler into darker tides with Dead Man's Chest. The film is visually captivating but does falter on its… More
Chris Weber
Just as good, if not a little bit better than Curse of the Black Pearl. This time out, the film is longer, the plot more complex (just slightly muddled), and in… More

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