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The Pirates! Band of Misfits

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Peter Lord

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About the Movie

With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 147
  • Fresh: 127
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A curiosity cabinet of visual pleasures but so breezy and lightly funny that you may not realize at first how good it is. (You're too busy grinning.) – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Apr 26, 2012

Fresh: The movie ... is a cheerful entertainment, suitable for kids and parents of the brighter stripe. It's just not Nick Park great. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Apr 26, 2012

Fresh: Sure-footed, witty and zany fun. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Apr 26, 2012

Fresh: A clever piece of business that is a complete pleasure to experience. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Apr 26, 2012

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Customer Reviews


Aardman Animation Studios' latest feature film "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" is a zany, rapid-fire animated comedy that delivers the laughs from start to finish. With a top-notch voice cast and a brilliantly clever collection of gags, the film almost often feels like an old-fashioned cartoon, in a "Looney Tunes"-esque way. The characters (especially the pirate crew) are all hilariously absurd in their own strange way, which makes them so interesting to watch. For instance, one of the crew members is a curvaceous woman with a fake beard, and yet none of the other pirates can ever see beyond her disguise. I could list many more examples, but that'd probably take too long. As for the claymation, it's absolutely gorgeous. Every single visual is intricately sculpted to the last detail, and the massive scale of it all makes the whole production feel even more droll and grand than it already is. Perhaps the best thing I can say about "Pirates!" is that it's fun without feeling forced. The humor is so entertaining because it literally appeals to all ages. The gags have great comic timing and the hilarious voice acting is full of nonstop energy. I honestly can't tell you how many times I laughed during this film, but it was definitely more than once, that's for sure. And although I can't help but praise the film for its stellar comedy and animation, I'll admit that I was a bit let down by the story. It was relatively simple compared to the plots of Aardman's other flicks, and the eventual outcome was slightly predictable. But nevertheless, I still enjoyed "Band of Misfits" for what it had to offer. Deliriously fast-paced, visually stunning, and full of witty British humor, the film entertained me the whole way through and easily became one of my favorite animated movies of the year so far. If you have the time, I definitely recommend checking it out. It's just one of those family flicks that you'll have a great time watching, no matter how old you are.

Best animation EVER! David Oppenheim - (DUTCH voice "Richardson)

I did the dutch voice in the movie Pirates! band of misfits. I just can't wait till august. Its just so great! Its made with love, and its a great story! Can't wait for the movie to be released. With the great voice of Hugh Grant and the amazing people of Sony Animation and Aardman



I'm sorry but this movie STINKS! That's just my opinion! Me and my Aunt went 2 go see this movie and it was VERY disappointing! The previews made it sound GOOD and FUNNY! But it wasn't good nor funny! Me and my Aunt did not laugh and the WHOLE theater didn't laugh either! Very disappointing! NOT GOOD! DONT WAIST UR MONEY AND PLEASE TAKE MY ADVISE!