The Pirates - Band of Misfits parents guide

The Pirates - Band of Misfits

Overall B

They may be a band of misfits, but that isn't stopping the Pirate Captain (voice of Hugh Grant) for trying out for the "Pirate of the Year"award. Unfortunately, he's got some serious competition.

Release date April 27, 2012

Violence C
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B+
Substance Use C+

Why is The Pirates - Band of Misfits rated PG? The MPAA rated The Pirates - Band of Misfits PG for mild action, rude humor and some language.

Run Time: 88 minutes

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Why is The Pirates - Band of Misfits rated PG? The Pirates - Band of Misfits is rated PG by the MPAA for mild action, rude humor and some language.

Violence: Frequent fistfights break out. Characters are also stabbed, beaten, punched, threatened and hit with objects such as a kitchen pan and rolling pin. Other weapons include knives, swords, cannons, fish, a meat cleaver and barrels. A woman repeatedly rehearses her hatred of pirates. A ship crushes a smaller boat and the occupant. Blood is seen on her sword after a woman stabs a man in the back without provocation. Blood splatters also appear on an axe that is about to be used to behead a man. A character ransacks a room destroying scientific evidence and decapitating a stuffed monkey. A pirate ship fires on other boats. A man discusses using babies as bait. Characters are hit in the face with pies. Others plan to eat endangered animals (the beasts are seen chained up in the kitchen).

Sexual Content: Brief drawings and other depictions of scantily clad mermaids are seen. The captain mistakenly boards a nudist ship—no graphic nudity is shown. A female pirate wears a midriff revealing shirt.

Language: Name-calling and other brief slurs are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: The captain becomes drunk. Other characters are frequently seen drinking in the bar and in other social settings. Secondary characters smoke cigars and pipes.

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The Pirates - Band of Misfits
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Violence.
Alberta G
Manitoba G Violence.
Ontario PG Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Action.
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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News About "The Pirates - Band of Misfits"

Cast and Crew

The Pirates - Band of Misfits is directed by Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt and stars Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Pirates - Band of Misfits movie is August 28, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Pirates! Band of Misfits

Release Date: 28 August 2012

Pirates! Band of Misfits releases to home video in a Blu-ray (Blu-ray/DVD/UV Digital Copy) and 3D (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/UV Digital Copy) version. Both packages include:

- Commentary with director Peter Lord, co-director Jeff Newitt, and editor Justin Krish

- So You Want To Be A Pirate? (Short film)

- Peter Lord short films

- 2 Behind-the-scenes featurettes

- 2 Interactive games

- Printable activity pages

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits is created by Aardman Animations, the same creative force behind Chicken Run, Flushed Away, The Incredible Adventures of Wallace and Gromit, and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit.

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