It's the 17th Century in the Caribbean Sea. Captain Jack Sparrow like the high seas the world over, present a vast playground where adventure and mystery abound. But Jack's life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa, steals his ship and later attacks the town of Port Royal. The curse they carry can be broken, only if a once-plundered treasure is restored. Join the adventures of Jack Sparrow and his nemesis Captain Barbossa.
Were it not for Johnny Depp's crassly reassured character creation of scoundrel pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, there would be nothing to relish in this overlong and witless waste of celluloid based on a Disneyland ride.
Here -- in a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced high-seas adventure that incorporates roaring cannons, oddball comedy, a love story and more than a touch of the supernatural -- Depp unleashes his theatrical bravado. He's hilarious.