Pirates! Band of Misfits movie poster
Runtime: 88 Mins
Classsification: G
Very Mild Comedic Violence and Coarse Language
In cinemas:
5 April 2012

The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

Brendan Gleeson, David Tennant, Hugh Grant, Jeremy Piven

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In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) 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 (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

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Persons of interest

  • Hugh Grant .... Voice of Pirate Captain
  • Brendan Gleeson .... Voice of Pirate with Gout
  • Jeremy Piven .... Voice of Black Bellamy
  • Salma Hayek .... Voice of Cutlass Liz
  • Martin Freeman .... Voice of Pirate with Scarf
  • David Tennant .... Voice of Charles Darwin
  • Peter Lord .... Director
  • Jeff Newitt .... Director
  • Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

    • family
    • animation
    • comedy

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    • Studios and distributors: Sony

    Movie Review

    Having watched the trailer before watching The Pirates! Band of Misfits I was looking forward to the film. It looked like it was going to be one of those kids movies that anyone would enjoy. I was unfortunately let down when I actually watched the movie. Simply put, I would say that all of the good parts of the movie were in the trailer. Another issue is that an animated movie about some incompetent looking pirates fumbling about the seven seas might have sounded a bit more original before the Pirates of The Caribbean movies were released. Thats not to say that this was a bad movie, just not a particularly good one. This is a movie that children would probably love and for those a bit older, I would recommend not watching the trailer if you're going to watch the film.

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