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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Hugh Grant
Martin Freeman
David Tennant
Salma Hayek
Jeremy Piven
Imelda Staunton
Directors
Peter Lord
Screenwriters
Gideon Defoe
Running Time
88 minutes

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!
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Plot
The Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant), the head of a terribly unsuccessful band of buccaneers, plans to win the award for Pirate Of The Year, despite being vastly under-qualified. A quest to plunder enormous amounts of treasure with the help of his most unassuming crewmate leads to a run-in with English royalty and the entire scientific community.


Verdict
Another Aardman triumph. The animation house’s most technically ambitious project so far and, if not quite at the genius level of Wallace & Gromit, still a comedy treasure and far too good just for kids.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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