PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:
AT WORLD'S END

USA 2007, 169 minutes

director.gif (905 bytes) Gore Verbinski

CAST

Johnny Depp - Jack Sparrow
Keira Knightley - Elizabeth Swann
 Orlando Bloom - Will Turner
Bill Nighy - Davy Jones
Stellan Skarsgård - Bootstrap Bill Turner
Jack Davenport - Norrington
Geoffrey Rush - Captain Barbossa
Jonathan Pryce - Governor Swann
Tom Hollander - Cutler Beckett
Naomi Harris - Tia Dalma
Chow Yun-Fat- Sao Feng

 

THEATRE RELEASE

May 25, 2007


SYNOPSIS

Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner, Tia and the reincarnated Barbossa head to Singapore to meet Captain Sao Feng in a bid to get his help in recovering Captain Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones’ locker. But even as they set off, the dastardly Lord Beckett is using Jones’ heart to tighten his grip on the seas, and threatens to eradicate piracy once and for all.


PRODUCTION NOTES:

Parts of "At World's End" were shot during location filming of "Dead Man's Chest", a long shoot which finished on March 1, 2006. During August 2005, the Singapore sequence was shot on Stage 12 of the Universal backlot. Filming resumed on August 3, 2006 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and continued until early 2007 for 70 days off the California coast, as all the shooting required in the Caribbean had been conducted in 2005. Davy Jones' Locker was shot at Utah. Filming finished on December 12, 2006 in Molokai.

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REVIEWS:

"Because of the abundance of unpleasant human characters, all of whom lie, cheat and betray one another at the drop of a flounder, the burden of creating an emotional connection with the audience must be borne, ironically, by characters whose humanity has long since evaporated. From the pathos of Davy — still playing the organ like an invertebrate Phantom of the Opera — to the tragic yearning in the barnacle-encrusted face of Bootstrap Bill Turner (Stellan Skarsgård), “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” reminds us that great acting can transcend even the most elaborate makeup."   ...Jeannette Catsoulis, NY Times

"You can say many things about 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End', but you can't say it doesn't give you your money's worth. For 167 minutes, you get familiar characters, elaborate set pieces, visual spectacle, multiple double-crosses, epic battles, thoroughly un-Disney-like blood and guts, and some impressively weird moments."  ...Luke Y. Thompson, OC Weekly

"The third 'Pirates' has tender moments - look for Stellan Skarsgård as Will's barnacle-crusted dad - and smashing ones, and if you fix on Depp, you'll manage fine." ...Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle

"The effects are spectacular, Knightley and Bloom have more to chew on and more romance to play, and Depp, vamping multiple versions of the ditz he created for this role, is uproarious."  ...Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

"'World's End' veers sharply from its threatened destination, erupting into a grand and glorious adventure at the final hour. After lying dead in the water during much of its three-part odyssey, 'Pirates of the Caribbean' has saved the best for last. The third time is the charmer."  ...Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News

"Verbinski and Depp, saving the best for a stupendous effects-enhanced final  battle, really dock this franchise with a flourish."  ...Larry Ratliff, San Antonio Express-News

"How exactly does Stellan Skarsgård playing Turner's Flying Dutchman-trapped father manage to wring so much honest pathos out of a role that requires him to have a starfish stuck to his face?"   ...Chris Barsanti, Contact Music

"Apart from a Singapore-based pirate named Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat), most of the figures here will be familiar: Davy Jones himself (Bill Nighy), the starchy Lord Beckett (Tom Hollander), and Will’s late father, Bootstrap Bill (Stellan Skarsgård), who more than ever strikes me as half man, half bouillabaisse."  ...Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

"The latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean' is amusing, in its own perverse way. It's beautifully shot, with lots of colorful characters, many astonishing special effects and much humor. The secret to enjoying the Pirate trilogy is to view them as operatic comedies."   ...Jack Garner, Democrat & Chronicle

"Worth seeing for the jaw-dropping action, the doses of irreverent humor and of course the star power of Depp, Knightley, Rush, Orlando Bloom, Bill Nighy, Chow Yun-Fat and a host of other talented actors who utter their lines with Shakespearean gusto."  ...Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

"Several gifted actors whose characters were extraneous in the earlier movies - Stellan Skarsgård, Bill Nighy, Lee Arenberg - get something substantial to do this time around.
Of course, there's also plenty of Johnny Depp, whose inebriated scene pillaging is the best thing about these movies."   ...Chris Hewitt, St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Against odds, Verbinski keeps the whole thing buoyant and fun. He swerves from comedy (even farce) to pathos, from theme park thrills to antic, cartoonish madness."  ...David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune

"Happily director Gore Verbinski keeps all this clean and light, with a minimum of jagged shooting and cutting. It's as if he had better planned his time on this third film; there's less of a frenzied feel. The characters are better balanced this time around as well."  ...Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

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