Captain Jack Sparrow swaggered back onto the big screen this summer for a fourth installment of "Pirates of the Caribbean." Sans Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swan (Keira Knightley), Sparrow teams up with Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) "on stranger tides" to find the fountain of youth, but they run into a little trouble from Blackbeard (Ian McShane) and his daughter (Penelope Cruz) along the way. However, not even Depp's charm and the all-star cast could save this stinker. The Times' Betsy Sharkey didn't think it was "seaworthy, nor Sparrow worthy" and slammed the 3-D saying, "The Ds in this instance stand for dark and dismal and disastrously claustrophobic." Moviegoers didn't seem to heed the warning though and the movie made more than $1 billion worldwide.
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