Markus Kosmo’s review published on Letterboxd:
As of writing this, I rewatched "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" last night, but I didn't get to write the review right after I watched it.
It's probably the most well-rounded Pirates movie, and it's a lot of fun to watch. It serves as a great introduction to the world and characters, with an amazing score and incredible action, both in terms of swashbuckling and ship battles. The movie also has great romance and drama, as well as comedy. The mythical elements and villain are awesome too.
Overall, it's a blast to watch, and perhaps the most well-made of the franchise, but I think I still prefer DMC, the second entry. I'd give it a strong 9/10, and it is most likely in my top 100 movies.