Mark Green’s review published on Letterboxd:
Almost 17 years ago this movie came out. I love this one and in my opinion it is the best of the series. It has pirates, small colonial towns, thievery, a legendary ship, a cursed crew, cursed treasure, skeleton pirates, a dog a monkey and a parrot and sword fights blasting Cannon and a bit of magic. The magic in the movie is shown with the curse and also in small ways such as Jacks compass. The magic of the movie is how well all of this adds to the story and the wonderful characters. As the series moves on it loses some of this magic. By the time the 4th and 5th movies came out it seems like there's almost no movie magic left in those films.( but I do like parts of those latest entries in the series even though they aren't as good as they should be) My overall rating for this is around an 8 out if 10. But I love it alot and sometimes while talking about it I might rate it a 9!