Action filled but plot moved too quickly and I lost interest
This is an improvement over the third one.
Johnny Depp is still funny in the film as was Mr Rush I enjoyed it very much.
Enjoyable movie, Johnny Depp fabulous
would like to rate this but were unable to finsih watching this due to a faulty disc, would like this movie to be resent if possible
Found it too disjointed - disappointed compared to the first 3.
Visually a treat, but noone seemed to be putting too much effort into this one. Bit boring and forgettable.
Better than number 3 (but not by much). For an action film, it felt very slow. I love captain Jack but he is really more of a supporting character than a lead role kinda guy. Disappointing but then I expected as much. I liked the mermaid concept - clever!
Worth seeing, but not as fun as the first three.
Love the characters in this movie - all excellent yet thrid time round the story was bland .. I am a J Depp fan through and through but this movie did not tantalise my taste buds .... it actually numbed it.
Entertaining, but feel these movies are becoming a bit lacklustre compared with the first one.
Absolute stunner. The first half hour is so full of laughs my sides hurt. Johnny Depp is a master of his art. The sequels get better.
Always alot of laughs not bad
Captain Jack Sparrow does it again. I hope there is going to be No. 5 soon. I just love these movies
Was as enjoyable as the rest.I enjoyed watching it.
what can I say. Johnny Depp at his usual mischeivous self. Worth watching
This one was pretty good. Unlike the two and a half hours of noise and confusion which was the last instalment. Recommended.
I didnt think Pirates could get any better but this series just keeps improving. I think this one is the best so far. Highly recommended
Really liked this one. Liked it as much as the first one. Loved the separate and complete storyline in one film. Really great film.
Another movie from Jack Sparrow and his mind bending antics, this pirate has something that the others don't have, a brain that has been starved of oxygen at some stage. This movie shows how we could have preceived the world of the pirates and what they got up to, fun and laughter with a touch of seriousness thrown in.
If you enjoyed the previous three movies, you will enjoy this one. It is a little slower and more drawn out than the previous ones, but still a good watch
I was suprised, I had tipped that this would be yet another scripturally dysfunctional "Pirates" movie but it wasn't. It wasnt the lost plot that two and three was it was a stand alone effort that hooked into the genre and genus It was enjoyable on its own with good performances by the usual stars and fresh villians. There was a good amount of CGI and pyrotechnics. It was an enjoyable watch BUT not a stellar one.
The plot is even more nonsensical than the 3rd, the acting and writing is terrible, the action scenes are remarkably dull and derivative (and really, why watch a Pirates movie if the action scenes are no good?), and Johnny Depp seems to seriously lack something without Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom as his straight men. One star, because there were a few good jokes. I hope they give up after this, but I hear Depp has already signed on for a fifth...
Felt it went back to the original one, which in my mind, had the funniest & sharpest dialogue. Johnny Depp always pleases, altho can't stand Penelope Cruz. A bit too long, but overall worth a watch.
Better than the last 2 but not a patch on the first one, still some good scnes with Depp and Rush and at least there was no CGI overload this time.
Soooooooooooooooo long. Fun films should ALWAYS run under 90 minutes.
Really is starting to get tired. I missed Orlando and Keira but Depp is always good.
Enjoyed all the others, but feel they made one too many!
A good romp as is usual for the pirates - Depp at his wickedest - not intellectually challeging but wonderful escapism
Boy, has this franchise ever run out of steam.
really enjoyed it as a stand alone movie.
if you enjoy these movies, well this one really stacks up. its a good watch
Enjoyed this one, great special effects without going overtop, well casted, my 9 year old enjoyed it also
I found it very injoyable
hey maybe it's my tv but i couldn't understand a word that was said but penelope is worth one star
Great movie. The sound was great. Good comedy in it and I just love Johnny Depp. Penelope was very good too.
was as entertaining as the previous movies.
I love Johnny Depp in this movie and quite a few of the other actors, but this is the fourth movie and it seems to have lost the original spontaneous excitement. Overall still a good movie to watch.
loved it. Johnny Depp is perfect in this movie. Good clean fun, lots of action and no language. Can't wait for number five!
Great, if you liked the others you would like this one too
Not as good as the previous 3 movies, still enjoyable enough thou.
These series of movies continue to impress. Even after multiple sequels they remain amusing, quirky and entertaining. Jack Sparrow (and Johnny Depp) are lovable and endearing characters.
Didn't think it was as good as the first three, but it did have different cast.
Pirates of the Caribbean never disappointments! Another great sequel.
More of captain Jack being Captain Jack, as with most a these movies in this series there appears to large gaps in the story which the viewer has to fill in, good specail effects and good acting with the usual laughs along the way, personally in think they should make this the last one so they don't over do it.
Depp and Rush ..a match made in heaven.
No where near as good as the first 3 movies.
Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush brilliant as usual. A bit long but enjoyed it.
Always the adventure, POTC 4 is no different. This is an entertaining, fun movie, with the usual Captain Jack Sparrow mishaps, manipulations, and mischief. The love story between pirate and mermaid is sweet too, which adds a little more heart to the movie. Just an all-round entertaining flick!
Some good moments - some boring moments. I think they should stop at '4' before they get any worse.
Better than the third one, not that it would have taken much to better that one. But really pretty good.
Was as good as the first, better than the last.
Not as good as the previous movies. Seems the focus was more on action scenes rather than dialogue and character development as in the previous movies. Johnny Depp & Geoffrey Rush hold the movie together as always.
Good special effects. Plot was a bit expected and fight scenes fake.
This is the best one yet!
very much the same formula as the other 3 POTC, with a little less effort. Not my favourite. I feel there may be another one in the works to complete link the storyline together.
A creative, different turn from the other 3 films. Loved the introduction to the mermaids scene, could have been a bit darker, but otherwise I really liked it.
A few really funny parts but no where near as good as the first. I think we've seen enough Captain Jack Sparrow for it to predictable.
Bummer. Had hoped for better things from this. I guess what can you do with only two original cast members. Can see #5 in the wings with the mermaids and Cruz being left all open-ended. Def loved the mermaids, tho, great visuals.
Who doesn't love Capt Jack. Plenty of fun. Wouldn't mind a bit of Keith. Bring on the next one. Long live Capt Jack.
It was a bit disappointing, when it finished we looked at each other and said well that was a bit of a non event, but having said that it was better than the second and third ones. We absolutely loved the first one, but once they left Orlando and Keira's characters stranded in "hell" in the ?second one the movies lost their heart. Johnny tries hard but I'm even getting over Captain Jack. Penelope was preggers during filming, she wasn't great in this, but then Keira is a very hard act to follow.
Great movie that the whole family enjoyed,
Hmmm... Its worth a look, but a little to much a bit of the same.... Unless X-Men First Class it lacked originality. Nothing really stood out to make it stand on its own as a feature....
one of the better franchises. 4th installment still got alot to offer............... not boring yet. In fact very entertaining for the whole family. Recommended viewing
"What a great movie" shouts the kids......and thats about where this franchise of movies sits now.
Actually, thats fine. It is light hearted good humour with a taste of dark fantasy.
Well worth watching for the younger at heart. - enjoyable acting, Depp steals the show again....
Left the door open for another movie!
It's clear that they spend a fortune on these films, but aside from Geoffrey Rush, it's all a bit tired. Even Johnny Depp's drunkard rollicking gets boring after a time. Not a lot of pirate action either, it's more like an Indiana Jones movie. Penelope Cruz struggles to fill Keira Knightley's shoes as the token female as well. 2 and a bit hours equals 2 and a bit stars.
If you like Depp's timing for humor, it will not disapoint - if u r a 'Movie Critic', dont bother [leaving a comment!]. The plot sets the scene, builds tension in an easy viewing way, then leads the the inevidable climax... the dark plot is still fine for my kids.
If you are a Captain Jack Sparrow fan from the previous movies you will again love this next installment. . . . . . many of our favourite characters are back again but sadly a few have not returned, new characters introduced this time around are full of chrisma, drama, beauty and adventure, still not sure about mermaids with vampire tendencies! ! ! ! This movie seemed to have an easier storyline to follow, not as dark and ghostly as previous plots. Our whole family have been waiting for this one to be released and we are not disapointed, though maybe not for young ones as they loose interest very quickly.
This was such a poor excuse for a movie. And it has certainly done nothing good for the Pirates Of The Caribbean title it was given. I had to watch this all the way to the end, for the series once impeccable record of ensnaring films, though now I wish that I hadn't sat down. It took forever for the story line to really get under way, and once that happened, it didn't even stand on par with similar movies released around the same time.
I don't recommend this to anyone looking for their next Pirates Of The Caribbean hit, as On Stranger Tides is far from it. With the few returning characters acting... off, this seems to be more than a two hour film designed to show us just how long it has been since the glory days of the original Pirates Of The Caribbean.
Falls Way too Short
Quite possibly the worst movie of 2011. No one in this awful excuse (read money) for a movie seems interested and even though the previous movies were too looong (1 was 10min, 2 was 20min and 3 was 45min), this wears out its welcome within the first action set piece. Depp seems bored (that mischievous glimmer in his eye from the previous movies is missing totally), Cruz is totally wasted in this (what was she thinking), Blackbeard hardly appears, the set pieces are "run of the mill" and not engaging at all, and the usually rousing score is condemned to Zimmer re-splicing his previously awesome work.
The main problem with this travesty is the villain. Blackbeard is legendary and should have been one of the best parts of this film, but here is demoted to just a bit part that doesn't even come across as interesting (and seriously, he's scary because of magic...come on). Even where the previous films incorporated magic, the "pirate-ing" still happened (by this I mean snappy dialogues, double crossing and plenty of "me-hearty" moments.
The one good thing in this massive mess is the small cameo hidden in the middle of the first action set piece.
The real tragedy of this movie is that there will most likely be another sequel (this made $1 billion world wide).
For pirating adventures, avoid this and watch the previous ones, any Errol Flynn movie, Disney's Blackbeard's Ghost or even Cut-throat Island.
Captian Jack shared a few funny lines and I love the way he runs. Even though the wife sell asleep, I found it entertaing enough.