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(...) a movie that charms the audience and then outstays its welcome (...) It's fun at first to see a pirate swordfight, but eventually it gets to the point where the sword-clashing, yardarm-swinging and timber-shivering get repetitious (...) And yet the movie made me grin at times, and savor the daffy plot, and enjoy the way Depp and Rush fearlessly provide performances that seem nourished by deep wells of nuttiness.”
Roger Ebert, Sun-Times
O argumento é dos mesmos autores de SHREK que, à partida, já eram uma garantia de inteligência e bom humor (à chegada, também) (...) Para nos reconciliarmos de vez com os filmes de piratas”
Vítor Moura, Premiere