Pirates
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Although the title evokes a swashbuckling adventure, Roman Polanski's Pirates tuns out to be a seagoing tale with a bit of a difference. Captain Red (Walter Matthau) runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor (Cris Campion). One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his inventiveness, he raises the crew to mutiny, takes over the ship, and kidnaps the daughter of the governor of Maracaibo (Charlotte Lewis, soon to co-star in The Golden Child opposite Eddie Murphy). The question is, can he keep this pace up?
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The joke lies in the contrast between the beauty of Polanski's framing and the scurvy visuals being framed"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"If Roman Polanski has done a worse film than Pirates I certainly haven't seen it."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Uneven, misunderstood Polanski film deserving another look."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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