The Pirates of Penzance
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The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic musical comedy of mistaken identity, comes swashbuckling to the screen with all the laughs, songs and stars that made it a long-running Broadway smash! Kevin Kline reprises his Tony Award winning role along with Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose and Rex Smith in the story of a roguish pirate king and his adventurous young charge who explore the coastline in search of treasure and romance. Digitally remastered for optimum picture quality, it’s a fresh, funny and colorful extravaganza that’s the very model of a modern movie musical.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 12
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: There are too many attempts to single out particular performers when ensemble acting ought to prevail. That doesn't mean the leading players aren't appealing and accomplished, because they are.
Fresh: Gilbert & Sullivan's durable The Pirates of Penzance has been turned into an elaborate screen musical by basically the same hands responsible for Joseph Papp's smash New York Shakespeare Festival and Broadway stage production, and result is a delight.
The Best Ever
A fantastic feel good movie, brilliantly done and beautifully choreographed--this is by far one of my favorite films of all time. I hope they bring this version of the soundtrack to itunes!
Best Pirates of Penzance !!
This is by far the very best version of this play. funny, good character play... Kevin Kline is totally awesome in this. You cannot go wrong with this if you like musicals and good clean comedy.
This was my favorite movie as a child, and it is still today.