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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

Producer Peter Lord Director Peter Lord Starring
  • Brendan Gleeson
  • Hugh Grant
  • Ashley Jensen
  • Jeremy Piven
    Distributor Sony Pictures Production Company Aardman Animation
    Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas.

    With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It’s a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

    Along the way they battle a diabolical queen and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist, but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!
    The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

    a grog-sloshing, rib-tickling, timber-shivering, parrot-powered pirate adventure... Enjoy **** Kate Muir
    The Times
    Full Review

    another gem from Aardman Productions... effortlessly and unassumingly funny – and terrifically smart. Peter Bradshaw
    The Guardian

    comic genius... I was gawping in dangly-jawed wonderment at the huge amounts of creativity, artistry and effort that had been invested in it

    Robbie Collin
    The Telegraph

    There's treasure buried in its every frame Laurence Phelan
    The Independent

    Outstandingly funny

    Chris Tookey
    Daily Mail

    Rather than limp along using the lazy old salty dog clichés, the kiddie-friendly action’s swabbed through with deliriously left-field adult humour
    Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

    a veritable treasure trove that, like Wallace and Gromit’s escapades, boasts a constant barrage of verbal and visual wit Neil Smith
    Total Film

    Aardman Animations’ latest arrives with a brilliantly silly title, a brilliantly nerdy sense of humour and more gags per square inch than you’d think permissible by EU standards Louisa Mellor
    Den of Geek

    it will dazzle the eye, and plaster a smile on your face. Anthony Quinn
    The Independent

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