Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 26, 2017
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales proves that neither a change in directors nor an undead Javier Bardem is enough to drain this sinking franchise's murky bilge.

Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

The bounty of bawdy bits feel borrowed from Benny Hill ("No woman's ever handled my Herschel before!" says a stunned telescope operator), while the slapstick violence skews toward the Three Stooges.

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Chris Klimek
NPR

I daresay it is the very best fourth sequel ever made to a movie based on a 50-year-old theme park ride.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

This soggy sequel sails off-course. It's a surreal shipwreck. Argh!

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Is this really only the fifth entry in the Pirates film franchise? It feels like the 50th. Except for Javier Bardem, who brings a dollop of fresh mischief to this paycheck party, Dead Men has all the flavor of rotting leftovers.

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Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times

There are no new treasures to be found in this installment, which is dragged down by the anchor of a prescribed franchise blueprint.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Marginally fun, but it's time for this protoplasmic franchise to finally give up the ghost.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg work up a stormy sea-parting finale that is better than anything in The Ten Commandments. Again, the trick to enjoying this film is to expect nothing.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

Now in its fifth outing and trying to press reset after an unnecessary fourth movie, Depp's campy performance in that role is losing crucial energy and humour.

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Edward Douglas
The Weekend Warrior

Dead Men Tell No Tales is flawed, but it's still better than Marshall's film and the weirdness that overpowered and eventually ruined Verbinski's original trilogy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin Mozulay
I truly wanted this to be good. I'm a huge fan of the original Pirates trilogy (the second and third installments being majorly underrated) and the initial… More
Thomas Drufke
In a similar way that Mad Max Fury Road, Jason Bourne, The Force Awakens, Creed, and Jurassic World, Dead Men Tell No Tales attempts to make both a sequel and a… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
If there was ever a point of time where this franchise would permanently end, Dead Men Tell No Tales should have as of right now been one of those installments… More