Year of Release: 2003
Director: Gore Verbinski
Approx. Running Time: 143 minutes
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pearl Harbor) comes Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, the thrilling, high-seas adventure with a mysterious twist. The roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow's (Johnny Depp) idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), steals his ship the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the governor's beautiful daughter Elizabeth (Keira Knightley). In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn't know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead. Rich in suspense-filled adventure, sword-clashing action, mystery, humor, unforgettable characters and never-before-seen special effects, Pirates is a must-have epic on the grandest scale ever.
An incredibly fun and entertaining action/adventure flick with superb acting (with the notable exception of Orlando "only has two facial expressions - confused and constipated" Bloom) and amazing special effects. There's no denying the eccentric charm and charisma of Johnny Depp's "Jack Sparrow" - a role that earned him his first Academy Award nomination and made him the uber sex symbol and household name he is today.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)