Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
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 blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones, Ruler of the Ocean Depths, who captains the ghostly Flying Dutchman, which no other ship can match in speed and stealth. Unless the ever-crafty Jack figures a cunning way out of this Faustian pact, he will be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation in the service of Jones. This startling development… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The new plot has all the appeal of a seaweed sandwich, being dark, salty, and indigestible."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"'Complications arose, ensued, were overcome,' Jack says at one point. Not entirely, but Dead Man's Chest is worth weighing anchor for, regardless."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"An action-packed but too-long flick for kids 12+."
‑ Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
"Overblown to the point of monotony, the second installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise is a prime example of too much money and not enough story."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"a good sequel"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"It ought to sink from the weight of the cargo, but it's buoyed by another high-wire performance from Depp."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"The kind of sensory bombardment that replicates less a Disney theme-park ride than an extended stay at a Guantánamo base cell"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It's a pretty joyless ride, even with all the CGI wizardry a quarter of a billion bucks can buy."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"A patchy and overlong sequel but still full of humour and top-notch action."
‑ Ian Winterton, Film4
"This second film is pretty much all thrills, special effects and nonstop action -- but with virtually no cohesive or compelling story line."
‑ Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
"For the most part, Dead Man's Chest stands on its own and even makes a few halfhearted attempts to say something."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Feels like two movies: one good, one pretty pointless, neither of which is worth the hype."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"[This sequel] takes what worked the first time and redoes it only bigger and louder - in the process losing all the charm that made the first film so much fun."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"This movie is the very definition of water torture."
‑ Brandon Fibbs, BrandonFibbs.com
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