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Pirates of The Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides Review

Pirates of The Caribbean 4 Rating: 2.5/5

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive

A far cry from the first film, a swashbuckling adventure that was irreverent and inventive in equal measure, this fourth outing feels like a cynical rehash of the old formula. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is an average film at best, and one that will no doubt come as a disappointment to those who’ve embraced the series. It has neither tension nor urgency, it’s well mounted and occasionally stunning to look at. But the fun and the energy is so badly missing. I’m going with two out of five for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Brace yourself before stepping into these choppy waters.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia

The flashy chemistry between Cruz and Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides literally makes the screen crackle and hiss. Add to this the colourful bunch of other characters — Barbosa, Blackbeard, the clergyman, the good and bad mermaids –and you have enough to keep the clock ticking. Of course, like the rest of the films in the franchise, this one too could have been shorter and does tend to drag in places. But remember, there’s the legendary Jack Sparrow to revv up the drama whenever it slackens. A little low on action, Pirates 4 makes up with its wit and humour. Go, have fun.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:NDTV

Unfortunately Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment in the series, is labored, leaden and long. Actually, at two hours and sixteen minutes, it’s the shortest film in the series and yet, it seems to take forever.But the film comes alive only in stray sequences, most of which involve gorgeous but deadly mermaids. The rest of it is industrial strength CGI and lots of noisy sword fights.I’m going with two and a half stars

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Raja Sen Site:Rediff

There is, as said, extreme predictability in an all-too-convenient movie constructed by the numbers. The first Pirates movie was a great adventure, the second extremely enjoyable while far too cartoony, the third an overcrowded mythological minestrone staggering under the weight of its own bloat. This fourth is an unoffensive and entirely unimpressive venture, a piece of popcorn that doesn’t even try to be anything interesting. It’s just not savvy.

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 Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Renuka Vyavahare Site:Indiatimes

A slow paced movie can work provided you have a compelling story and characters that develop as the film progresses. None of that happens here, making the film a complete drag as a result. It’s the film’s incoherent plot, unwanted characters and slow paced screenplay which make you squirm in your seat. The tides are too boring this time for you to risk that plunge into your expensive cinema halls.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Suprateek Chatterjee Site:Mumbai Mirror

The first half of On Stranger Tides is breezily entertaining, despite the strong been-here-seen-this feel that seems to pervade every routine, every set-piece and every gag. The biggest shortcoming of this movie is its stubborn refusal to stand out from the rest of the movies in any way, despite having the potential to do so. the fact of the matter is that the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise caters to a large demographic that is looking for what is exactly this movie – a cut-and-dried product, with outrageous action sequences and quotable Jack Sparrow lines. In that regard, On Stranger Tides is one of the best films in the series – possibly the best since the first one.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Daniel Pinto Site:DNA

Pirates of Caribbean On Stranger Tides is a fun film. Its lack of complexity does not make it a lesser film though the chemistry between Depp and Cruz could have been better and the introduction of interesting new characters and sub-plots wouldn’t do the franchise much harm.
Regardless, the film manages to provide a well-needed dose of swashbucking adventure.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:A O Scott Site:New York Times

Pirates of Caribbean On Stranger Tides” never lives up to — or, for that matter, does anything to deserve — the recent parody tribute offered by Michael Bolton in a “Saturday Night Live” digital short, which emphasizes exactly the insouciant pop spirit that has slowly drained out of the “Pirates” juggernaut from one film to the next. It lives on in a few bon mots, and in a spooky, s**y sequence involving mermaids, whose pert, smooth tails are the only memorable piscine digital innovations on display here.

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