Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Film, Action and adventure
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
The sea-cow gets another milking in the third outing of the outrageously profitable ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series. This time they’re brawling in Singapore, playing politics at a summit of pirate lords and blasting cannon across whirlpools. I’d love to give you a better idea of the movie’s plot, but I genuinely have no idea what it is. You’re certainly expected to have full recall of the previous instalment, so if you didn’t see that, forget it. I did see it, but didn’t understand it at the time and certainly have no clue ten months on why Bill Nighy’s squid-faced Davy Jones is in league with the beastly tea-swilling Brits, what Johnny Depp’s antically flouncing Jack Sparrow is doing cavorting with dozens of himself in a ‘Being John Malkovich’-lite netherworld, or why we’re expected to give a ship’s rat’s arse how Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley’s ongoing joint mission to out-wet the ocean is going. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve quite a soft spot for non-narrative popcorn fodder, as long as it’s spectacular and offers a basic idea of what’s at stake and who I should root for. Here, however, the action is messy and repetitive and the story-shaped hole is plugged by a slew of compacts and betrayals whose number is outstripped only by their unfathomability. It lasts about three hours and has about three funny bits, and Keith Richards’ cameo as Sparrow père is not among them. The poor chap barely seems able to move his features – perhaps they should have used the wonderful CGI that gives Nighy a faceful of tentacles to give Richards an expression or two.

By: Ben Walters

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Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Thursday May 24 2007
Duration: 168 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gore Verbinski
Screenwriter: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Cast: Johnny Depp
Orlando Bloom
Keira Knightley
Stellan Skarsgard
Bill Nighy
Chow Yun-Fat
Geoffrey Rush
Jack Davenport
Jonathan Pryce
MacKenzie Crook
Kevin McNally
Naomie Harris

Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:61
  • 4 star:5
  • 3 star:3
  • 2 star:4
  • 1 star:10
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Okay they didn't just jump the shark with this film they jumped the whale... okay maybe that doesn't make a lot of sense (especially as when the Fonz jumped the shark in Happy Days their viewing figures continued to grow for at least another season, so jumping the shark was not in fact a sign of the 'end') but this was a film that didn't need to be made and really gave us nothing new except some more appalling Keira Knightley acting... when will someone realise that she truly cannot act... don't cast her in anything, please... even in adverts, where she utters not a word, she is shockingly bad!


The narrative was great and there were no plot holes. Judging by the fact that you didn't know why Davy Jones was working for the EITC, I can't possibly expect you to understand the slightly more complex aspects of the plot. You didn't even have to have total recall of the previous film (granted, as this is a sequel, I was happy that they left you to watch the first 2 rather than explain every damn thing in the movie), however, in the case of Davy Jones, that was explained by minimal dialogue in the beginning AND shown in the fact that the EITC possessed the chest containing his heart. In conclusion, good movie, idiotic critic.


It seems, that Jack Sparrow was an exiled French nobleman, and that a scarlet figure helped him escape, and that figure was dressed as a really sad Frenchman, afflicted with measles, or small pox. The greatful Sparrow then decided to become a British pirate, and privateer, not pirateer British merchant sea vessels. It seems he was a very good dancer, and not a swordsman, and he is disappointed about being seen as a lily dancer. Apparently he gave up swordsmanship, for some time.


oh, and honestly.... it wasn't THAT hard to follow!!! seriously.. maybe your IQ's just aren't high enough for you to understand what's going on!


i thought this film was great!! really entertaining, it lived up to my expectations, just as good as the first two in my opinion! can't wait for the DVD p.s. love Johnny Depp, orlando and kiera :) oh, and Barbosa was great!!


BEST ONE YET !!! And if you dont know why Davy Jones is working for the Brits then you might wana re-evaluate your job as a film critic ...


i love johnny depp, and the piarates movies, but this one cud av done wi a bit more on the cuttin room floor, then no need of a break half way thro, otherwise i was spellbound, no competition deppy-yors foreva


Brilliant. Very entertaining. However Johnny Depp is by far the most entertaining character and there simply wasn't enough of him!


I am a massive pirates fan, and was not dissapointed by the third film! Some really funny quotes and, as usual in the pirates films, some outstanding fight scenes! Definately worth watching, even if it is excessively long


OMG!! This film is so amazing!! All the films are, =D. If you watch them very closely. IT WAS SO GREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREATGREAT!! It was so amazing.. I would give it 6 stars and 110%.. Absolutely love it!! Was incredibly funny! Loved the humour :) x & My favourite scene was when his dad came in and the voodoo doll!.. So funny. Jack: How's mum? Jack's Dad: (Holds Up The voodoo doll). Jack: Oh, oh she look's great! =D. I absolutely loved every minute of it!.. =) Was excellent! So impressed =]. xx


As long as you don't try and keep track of EVERY DETAIL in this film, it's great. I can't believe some gave it 1 star- what difference do Keith Richards' facial expressions make? He's hardly in it! As long as you let the film wash over you a bit, it's hugely entertaining.


I can't believe your saying this.. It was sooooo goood! There was loads of action in it and the story plot was amazing!


Come on people! where is your imagination, why do people have to try and rationalise everything that goes on in a film? Pirates are legends, and from a much more exciting time period so why try and make it practical? This film is fantastic and for you people who dont understand why Davy Jones is in league with the Brits... watch the other films! He is under their command because they have his heart... its a legend that whoever has the heart of Davy Jones comands the sea and can make him do whatever they want! the effect are brilliant the story is full of laughs and i enjoyed every minute of it... on yer bikes those of you to dull and practical to enjoy it!!!


I loved this film! lots of action, never a dull moment, lots of laughs, jonny, orlando & keira are great as usual. lovin it!!!


This film was absolutely brill, I have loved all 3 POTC films and I feel this did the other 2 justice. I loved it and cant wait to watch it again and again! Best part I think all girlies will agree...... multiples of Jack Sparrow on the screen at once! Heaven.


Excellent family fun film with entertainment all the way through. Anyone with an imagination is kept on the edge of their seats watching all 3 of the films. I just hope there's another to follow.


This film is absolutly fantastic i loved it. Best out of the 3 definatly.


This film is absolutly fantastic i loved it. Best out of the 3 definatly.


gave this film a 5 star rating for all the fantastic work that has benn put in to it. Will Turner is still his heroic self, Captain Jack Sparrow is still as funny as ever. This film is just un-missable! If you don't see this film then you'll have to live with the act you never popped into the cinema to see the greatest film of the year! Shame on You!!!!!! xxx


gave this film a 5 star rating for all the fantastic work that has benn put in to it. Will Turner is still his heroic self, Captain Jack Sparrow is still as funny as ever. This film is just un-missable! If you don't see this film then you'll have to live with the act you never popped into the cinema to see the greatest film of the year! Shame on You!!!!!! xxx


This was another fantastic story. Not as good as the first 2 but well worth the 168 minutes in the cinema


I thought this film was great you people just don't know a good film when u see one. P.S I love Johny Depp!!!!!!


I thought this film was great you people just don't know a good film when u see one. P.S I love Johny Depp!!!!!!


this film was great. but at sme stages the film was a little boring. At points it was funn and at differnt points it was sad. I WOULD recomened this film to childern at the age of 13 or abouve. i would not recomened it for yound children they would find it really boring. the begining was boring but then it got better at the end. it was a bit hard to undertand the main point. i watched it with my 3 frieneds and they really enjoyed as well as me . it was fab


I persoanlly think film reviews shoudl be ritten by somebody with an IQ over 12. Pirates 3 isnt a show stopper but its hardly difficult to understand, I went expecting nothing more than a pirate filled action flick with the occasionaly funny moment and unless I'm greatly mistaken thats exactly what pirates delivered. not a groundbreakin film in any sence but just a fun as the second.


AMAZING i luvvvv this film nd cudnt stop crying after what hapens to poor will ahh wel at least jack keeps us smiling as always! This isnt ma fav of the 3 installments but to be honest i cant decide which one is ma actual favourite =] a film NOT to b missed! missin this wud b as disasterous as not watching England FC FAIL xxxxxxxx


AMAZING i luvvvv this film nd cudnt stop crying after what hapens to poor will ahh wel at least jack keeps us smiling as always! This isnt ma fav of the 3 installments but to be honest i cant decide which one is ma actual favourite =] a film NOT to b missed! missin this wud b as disasterous as not watching England FC FAIL xxxxxxxx


Ignore all the wanna be critics comments.Go and immerse yourself in 3 hours of family fantasy fun. A family film like this should be entartaining and not carry any great deep meaning. It hits the spot enjoy....


This is the best fiilm i have seen in a long time. It kept me hucked til the very end!! I agree with the gorgeous evie above!! Rigt on!! *~*bob rulz*~*


This is the best fiilm i have seen in a long time. It kept me hucked til the very end!! I agree with the gorgeous evie above!! Rigt on!! *~*bob rulz*~*


The people who think this film is rubbish are boges they should know its a really good film! Also too many pirates well it is called pirates of the carribean! doofus!


The people who think this film is rubbish are boges they should know its a really good film! Also too many pirates well it is called pirates of the carribean! doofus!


i loved this film it rocks! greatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!my god how can you say it is boring? johnny iss sooooooooooooooo fit


i loved this film it rocks! greatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!my god how can you say it is boring? johnny iss sooooooooooooooo fit


VERY BORING! But if you liked the second film you will like this one to. Thank god for Jonny Depp!


Three hours great fun skipping from full on cutlass action to pure unadulterated fantasy. The twists and imagery are complex so don't immerse yourself to deeply or you may miss something.


Three hours great fun skipping from full on cutlass action to pure unadulterated fantasy. The twists and imagery are complex so don't immerse yourself to deeply or you may miss something.


Havent seen it yet, plan to very soon .However, call me shallow but anything with Johnny Depp in it has my vote instantly! The first 2 movies were fab, the acting was superb and who really cares about a plot, only movie buffs and all the average joe wants to do is go to the cinema for some light entertainment, not for enlightenment at a higher level!


Havent seen it yet, plan to very soon .However, call me shallow but anything with Johnny Depp in it has my vote instantly! The first 2 movies were fab, the acting was superb and who really cares about a plot, only movie buffs and all the average joe wants to do is go to the cinema for some light entertainment, not for enlightenment at a higher level!


Although the plot was as twisted as a twisty thing, I found it to be generally enjoyable if you didn't go too deeply into the inconsistencies. Perhaps a little too long. It was of course complete hokum, and not as good as the first two instalments, but still had moments of great fun.


Bored to tears. It went on and on. Very disappointed after enjoying the first two films

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