Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Reviews
Posted 05.18.11 by reelz
Reviews for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, aka Pirates 4, are all over the map. The franchise is either back, or it's sunk.
"Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow is back in excellent form for his fourth adventure in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides..."
— Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter
"...revives the fun, feather-light frivolity that any film based on a Disneyland ride ought to exhibit."
— Andrew Barker, Variety
"...feels like an antiaging tonic that's being forced on the audience."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Further sabotaged by light-dimming 3-D, the visual murkiness comes off as a blatant attempt to mask the shoddiness of the special effects and the unoriginality of the combat choreography, and ultimately proves directly at odds with a story driven by its characters' desire to escape death's everlasting darkness."
— Nick Schager, Village Voice
"...a dim-witted bore."
— Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine