Rotten Reviews for Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides

The new Pirates film Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides, featuring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, is receiving the thumbs down from a lot of movie critics.

On the movie reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the movie received a rating of only 40%.

Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides(Image courtesy: Wiki)

Many of the critics had harsh things to say about the movie.

Here is a sample of some critical comments on Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides :

Daniel Hubschman

The film is as mechanical as the ride from which it is based.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

[It] is the shortest in the series. But it still feels overlong and overstuffed: needlessly convoluted yet, at the same time, phoned-in.

Matthew ToomeyABC Radio Brisbane

The characters extricate themselves far too easily from difficult situations and there’s no sense of excitement.

Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

If there’s a retirement home for pirates, Jack Sparrow might want to go on a quest to find it.

Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

There’s nothing strange or in any way extraordinary about this dim-witted bore.

Shaun Munro
Obsessed With Film

While not as execrably dull or insufferably long as the third entry, On Stranger Tides lacks even a basic sense of invention and is keen simply to milk the cash cow for another round…

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

‘On Stranger Tides’ is simply lifeless, a reductive, insulting moneymaking exercise with as much charm and depth as a slot machine.

Robbie Collin
News of the World

Yo ho ho and a bottle of sleeping tablets.

Drew McWeeny

This is a naked cash grab, as ugly and hollow and callous as big-budget filmmaking gets.

Of course, good reviews or bad reviews Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides will likely be a favorite among moviegoers this weekend.

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8 Responses to "Rotten Reviews for Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides"

  1. Naveen   May 18, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Not a big fan of this series… I didnt like the previous two parts either.

    OT: Rajini fans pray for his recovery Responds:

    Some Tamils are congenitally stupid!

    That Marathi fella Shivaji Rao Gaekwad aka Rajinikanth must be laughing his head off at the antics of the idiots in your above link.

    • Naveen   May 18, 2011 at 12:59 am

      Are you aware of the Orkut communities for Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan respectively? Both are extremely funny (quite disgusting actually) communities with all kinds of crazy lunatics and juvenile jokers who keep abusing the other actor and making a fool of themselves. Responds:

      Yes, we’re aware of the several whacko communities on Orkut centering around their ‘favorite’ jackasses.

      A couple of years back we signed up on some of these communities to see what was happening there.

      After seeing the sophomoric drivel and the voluminous deluge of the sewage spewing out of those communities, we quickly stopped. Total garbage.

      Some of it is obviously paid for by the stars.

  2. Naveen   May 18, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Can you recommendations any new hollywood movies? I have stayed away from the cinemas for a few months now… Responds:

    Bridesmaids is good. We enjoyed it immensely.

    But it belongs to a genre that’s unlikely to find favor with most Indians who are not keen on Hollywood unless it’s a big star movie featuring someone like Will Smith or Brad Pitt.

  3. Naveen   May 18, 2011 at 1:01 am

    yuck.. my brain is messed up. Too many typos! I guess I will go to sleep. Good night! Responds:

    Buenos noches!

  4. sam   May 19, 2011 at 7:14 am

    NR Congress betrays Jayalalitha. Fails to give ADMK power share in pondicherry. Responds:

    Politics has always been a game of betrayal, backstabbing, one-upmanship, ingratitude and vendetta. Grow up, kid.

    Remember what Chandrababu Naidu did to his father-in-law NTR?

  5. kreacher   May 19, 2011 at 11:17 am

    This version of Pirates was bound to be a disappointment. Brilliant though Depp and Rush are, not having Keira Knightley (or Orlando Bloom) takes half the fun away from a series where the interaction between Depp, Rush, Knightley and Bloom was so much fun to watch. Dialogues like “I am disinclined to acquiesce” (Knightley to Rush) or “If you are waiting for the right moment, that was it” (Depp to Bloom) were priceless and Knightley played one feisty character. It is the series’ loss! Responds:

    We came across one humorous dialog-moment in the trailer of this version.

    Johnny Depp is hanging upside down in the scene: Captain, I wish to report a mutiny. I can name fingers and point names. 😉

  6. vjcool   May 19, 2011 at 11:28 am

    just love the first in the series ‘the curse of the black pearl’, the next two were visual overkill and conveyed nothing, this seems the same. The first one is solid. Responds:

    Releasing tomorrow here.

    What about in India?

  7. vjcool   May 20, 2011 at 12:11 am

    May20th it is.. Responds:

    Just back from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. 3:11AM ET. (12:41PM IST)

    $12 down the drain. 🙁 Review coming in a little while.

    Sole consolation – We were smart enough not to squander it on the 3D version.

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