The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
  • 2012
  • UK/US
  • 1h 28min
  • U
  • Directed by: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
  • Cast: Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Lenny Henry, Brian Blessed
  • UK release: 28 March 2012
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An inept pirate captain (Grant) attempts to win Pirate of the Year competition with the help of a young Charles Darwin (Tennant). Aardman's humour sometimes seems dated but Grant is pleasing, the visuals are enchanting, Staunton's Queen Victoria is a riot and there's much for the whole family to treasure.

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The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists 3D

27 Mar 20123 stars

An enjoyable, if occassionally laboured, family animation from Aardman

(U) 88min Aardman's Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists is the most ambitious undertaking yet from the Bristol-based clay-mation specialists but while often enjoyable it's not all plain sailing. The madcap story of a pirate captain, who…

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