Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Johnny Depp returns as bumbling pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's latest swashbuckling adventure. Oscar-winner Javier Bardem (Skyfall) co-stars at the terrifying Captain Calazar, the leader of deadly ghost sailors from the Devil's Triangle out to end every pirate at sea. From the directors of the 2012 Oscar-nominated sea adventure Kon-Tiki.

Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with brilliant astronomer Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario, Maze Runner) and Henry (Brenton Thwaites, The Giver), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

2017Rating: M, Supernatural themes and violence129 minsUSA, Australia
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales / Reviews

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

It's a shame when a beloved franchise coughs and splutters over the finish line. A sad desperation hangs over this final Pirates outing, no matter how hard it attempts to shake it - something like being the guy that's way too old to go clubbing, pretending all night you are actually having fun.

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Variety

Variety

The franchise has lost a bit of its lustre with every successive installment, but never has a "Pirates" film felt this inessential, this depressingly pro forma.

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Total Film

Total Film

The pacing is spot-on, the set-pieces memorable and all the characters are allowed to shine, without it ever becoming The Johnny Depp Show.

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Time Out

Time Out

Whatever charm and charisma Johnny Depp once had in this role is well and truly lost at sea.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

With so many characters to juggle, the story feels less like a coherent chain of events than a bundle of obligatory subplots.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Moves at a faster rate of knots than any Pirates film; trouble is, nothing has really been added. It’s the same soggy ride, set to a marginally preferable speed.

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Stuff

Stuff

The shortest of the five films, but it feels like a very long slog from titles to credits.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It's hard not to get on board this swashbuckling romp - particularly with Johnny Depp in fine form.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Depp remains wholeheartedly the focus of this fifth Pirates film, and saying the character's loopy novelty has faded is like complaining that there are maggots in the below-decks gruel: You knew what you were getting when you came aboard.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

In the end, Dead Men Tell No Tales does what it says on the tin, and that's fine.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Not the return to form you might have been hoping for. Its story might cover all the same beats as the 2003 original, but there’s little of that film’s spark or spirit.

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