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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and his band of menacing buccaneers are back in action, hunting for the elusive Fountain of Youth. But along the way, they encounter terrifying zombies and mythical mermaids as well as a ruthless woman from Jack's past (Penélope Cruz) who forces him aboard the famed ship of the fearsome pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 137
Theater Release: 20 May 2011
Video Release: 18 Oct 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Rated PG-13?

Violence: Following in the pattern of the franchise’s previous films, this production is replete with fistfights, sword assaults, shootings, stabbings and other means of inflicting death. Fishermen haul in a body with their daily catch. A father and his young daughter happily anticipate a hanging. A crowd angrily voices their displeasure over a judge’s decision. A man steals jewelry from a woman. A character starts a fire as a way to deter his pursuers. Characters are shot with a tranquilizing dart. A man is set adrift in a boat then repeatedly blasted with flames. Men are attacked and drowned by sea creatures. A man is forced to jump from a high cliff. Bloody injuries result when a man’s chest is slashed. A character magically disintegrates. Numerous corpses and skeletons are depicted.

Sexual Content: Men nuzzle prostitutes in a bar. Low cut dresses reveal cleavage. Sexual innuendo includes characters who exchange sexual banter on several occasions. The bare backs of mermaids are seen along with strategically placed hair covering their chests.

Language: The script contains a handful of swear words along with a couple of terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters frequently consume alcohol in a variety of situations. They often appear to be intoxicated.

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