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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Johnny Depp
Orlando Bloom
Keira Knightley
Geoffrey Rush
Directors
Gore Verbinski
Screenwriters
Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
Running Time
143 minutes

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Johnny Depp steals the show in Bruckheimer's pirate blockbuster.


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Plot
The only way the crew of the Black Pearl can lift the curse upon them is to return a golden Aztec coin to its treasure chest. But that coin is currently hanging around the lovely neck of British Governor's daughter, Elizabeth Swann…


Verdict
Johnny, the kids and the pirates have a number-one hit on their hands. They raise the Jolly Roger and make other summer blockbusters walk the plank.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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