Parents' Guide to

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

By Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Action-packed sequel has lots of violence, scary moments.

Movie PG-13 2006 150 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 14+

I think 12 or 13 is too low.

This movie has some pretty scary scenes in it. I may just be over sensitized because I was exposed to a lot of media too early while I was too young.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
3 people found this helpful.
age 14+

Only good because of Jack Sparrow.

Ok so I've seen these movies when I was 16 and didn't mind them, the first one, The Curse of the Black Pearl will forever be the best out of the series, but this one wasn't too bad, I'd recommend it for kids ages 14/15 and up because there are parts that even disturbed me, Davy Joens and his crew are cursed to be fish people who are violent and vile, they don't care about others lives and will kill whoever they want whenever they want, so basically like every villian in movie history, this movie does show a lot more violence, one of the main characters are whipped for a crime he didn't commit, other characters are violently killed or injured, one of the characters whares a necklace of severed toes and he chose on one of the toenails, tones of action and suspense like usual, I personally didn't find this movie the best but it certainly passed the vibe check, Jack Sparrow returns again as hilarious and absolutely amazing as ever, so if you are looking for a movie with humour, intensity, suspense, action packed and los of Jack Sparrow, then these movies are the ones for you.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (110 ):

This movie is all about Johnny Depp, who camps it up from one action-packed scene to the next. Let's see: There's a giant sea monster, a voodoo princess, barnacle-encrusted pirates, a desert island, hungry cannibals, buried treasure, a ghost ship, an insane sword fight, and every other pirate cliché you can think of. Really, it gets a little exhausting, and after the first hour or two, the whole thing starts to wear on your psyche -- even Depp's drunken pirate schtick, which seemed so fresh and fun in the first movie. The storyline puts Will and Elizabeth's romance on the back burner, and that's what helped to give the first movie some depth. Still, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is a lot of fun, moves along fairly well, and ends with a great cliffhanger. It would have been better if they'd chopped off about 30 minutes in the middle.

Kudos to Stellan Skarsgård (Good Will Hunting), who gives a hearteending performance as Bootstrap Bill, and to Bill Nighy (Love Actually), who deserves a "best villain" award for bringing Davy Jones to life in all his tentacled glory.

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