3.0

45

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterRay Bennett

    Captain Jack Sparrow is back in excellent form for his fourth adventure in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is more serious in the hands of a new director, Rob Marshall, and thanks to Penelope Cruz it's also a good deal sexier.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Here's how it goes down: 4 is better than 3, about the same as 2 and worse than 1.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    On Stranger Tides isn't nearly strange enough. Its one real act of piracy is stealing away your excitement.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The IMAX print I saw was so murky as to make you give thanks for the few scenes shot in simple sunlight, the 3-D wasn't worth the bother, and never before have I wanted to chloroform an entire orchestra.

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