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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Fernando F. Croce

The newest chapter has a mermaid rampage shot like Ovidian Piranha outtakes, variously mummified cameos by Ponce de León and Keith Richards, and heightened contrasts between sandpapery skin and powdered perukes. In 3D! And it's entirely useless.

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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...

Sarah Marrs

It was WAY too long. It was WAY too bloated. It was WAY too self-indulgent. The plot was WAY too complicated.

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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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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

Eyeliner or not, Depp is still the reason to see the movie...to see any of the Pirate movies probably.

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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
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
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
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
KJ Proulx
After the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, a fews years had past before the announcement that the franchise would be receiving a fourth… More
Lucas Martins
Cliche romance, cliche characters, cliche action, cliche story, foreseeable ending and just a few good moments. Rotten.