Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he's not sure if it's love-or if she's a ruthless con artist who's… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's shorter and leaner than the previous sequel, but this Pirates runs aground on a disjointed plot and a non-stop barrage of noisy action sequences.

David Denby
New Yorker

Depp, grimacing, edges in and out of the action and seems irrelevant and bored most of the time.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

The franchise is getting tired, but Penelope energizes it...

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The Pirates of the Caribbean series continues with this typically overlong and mostly unwatchable entry...

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

I've never seen a film in which what was actually onscreen seemed so irrelevant.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's never quite clear what the relationship between Jack and Angelica is. Sometimes it's love, sometimes it's hate; it probably depended on who was writing the script that day.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

The fact that Mr. Marshall can't even measure up is more than a bit embarrassing.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Ahoy me hearties, No. 4 is surprisingly not bad.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Ian McShane gives Blackbeard as much menace as a goofball romp can handle.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Did anybody ask for this?

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
My daughter Erin loved it. I thought it was okay. I miss Kiera Knightly :) I dont quite know what to say here. It was not as convoluted plot wise as the… More
Dean King
I wasn't expecting much after the reviews and knowing some of the main characters from the previous ones were not in it. However I have to say it was… More
Phil Hubbs
We all thought it had ended with the trilogy but no! as in this modern age there had to be a continuation, it had to be milked and a milked it shall be. New… More
Cynthia S.
Enough already now....move on.
Lucas Martins
Cliche romance, cliche characters, cliche action, cliche story, foreseeable ending and just a few good moments. Rotten.
paul sandberg
In this the 4th and hopefully last installment of the Disney ride gone bad, we have the same thoughtlessness, the same overcooked sentiments and disconnect as… More