The Pirate Movie
The Pirate Movie (1982)

An introverted girl who yearns for popularity (Kristy McNichol) attends a pirate festival in her seaside community, featuring a swordplay demo led by a curly haired hunk (Christopher Atkins). After selecting Mabel (McNichol) to participate… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 6, 1982
DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

lurches from almost-unwatchable to so-awful-it's-fascinating. Next to this, even such notorious '80s epics as 'Grease 2' and 'Xanadu' look like high-class affairs.

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David Nusair
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Atkins and McNichol are cute and engaging, but that's hardly enough to allow the viewer to overlook the various atrocities on display.

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David Cornelius

Christopher Atkins is in it. I rest my case.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A fun musical comedy based on a play, and it's also a teen movie, I really enjoyed it.
Steve K
Should be indefensible, but the music is relentlessly catchy. Fun on a no-brainer level.
Lafe Fredbjornson
It surpasses Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean on the fun-scale! I'm fond of this great 80's teen pop movie with singing and dancing pirates,… More
Dean McKenna
Worst Aussie musical film - bloody bored and dumb.
Alexander Wilson
Pretty cute pirate of penzance comedy musical. The jokes are really bad and so is everything else, i don't even know if your kids will like this. Actually… More
Angela Alcorn
I've never before seen Pirates of Penzance in such an 80s light. Scary, yet compelling.