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: May 20, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 32% 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.

Leonard Maltin

Remember how fresh and novel Pirates of the Caribbean seemed in 2003? Remember the fun of seeing Johnny Depp's off-the-wall portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow for the first time? It may be It may be hard to think back that far, because the lumbering...

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press

More safe than swashbuckling, On Stranger Tides basically pirates its own predecessors. But, hey, it'll keep the fans entertained.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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

Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

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

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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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
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
Carlos Magalhães
A movie that has no reason to exist but to make money, especially if you consider the unnecessary 3D. Everything is so silly and predictable, the characters are… More
Lucas Martins
Cliche romance, cliche characters, cliche action, cliche story, foreseeable ending and just a few good moments. Rotten.
Kevin M. Williams
Actually got a kick out of this 4th installment of the series, better than I cared for the 3rd, and Penelope Cruz is a big reason why. Well, and mermaids. Ships… 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