Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

Espen Sandberg (2017)

123min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The pirate's life continues for Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) here, as he helps Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), the son of his former shipmate Will (Orlando Bloom), find the fabled Trident of Poseidon. On their tails is Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), an undead sailor with a score to settle. The fifth film in the seafaring fantasy series is a reboot of sorts, setting up new characters on a fun adventure. Chases and elaborate set pieces take precedence over plot, but most of the action scenes are well put together and entertaining. Key to the enjoyment is the return of Cap'n Jack, whose misadventures keep the laughs coming. He's also met with a genuinely creepy villain in Bardem, and the returning Geoffrey Rush gets the film's most interesting subplot. Not the best in the franchise, but far from the worst, this is a reminder of why Depp's Keith Richard-inspired creation is such an enduring cinema icon.

Summary

Deadly ghost scavengers, led by Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea, including Captain Jack Sparrow. Swashbuckling sequel, starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush.

Cast & Crew

Captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp
Captain Armando Salazar Javier Bardem
Henry Turner Brenton Thwaites
Carina Smyth Kaya Scodelario
Joshamee Gibbs Kevin McNally
Barbossa Geoffrey Rush
Will Turner Orlando Bloom
Scrum Stephen Graham
Shansa Golshifteh Farahani
Scarfield David Wenham
Elizabeth Turner Keira Knightley
Uncle Jack Paul McCartney
Marty Martin Klebba
Mayor Dix Bruce Spence
Director Espen Sandberg
Director Joachim Ronning
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: DisneyGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 26 May 2017
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