Austin’s review published on Letterboxd:
An effortless blend of excitement, horror, and humor that never stops being anything other than delightfully adventurous. Wonderfully immersive sets and production paint an energetic re-mythologizing of pirate history, setting up a conflict between a growing empire and a desire for limitless freedom.
Verbinski's ability to direct such fun action sequences while never sacrificing the perfect blend of genre and tone is incredible. A great start to a truly terrific trilogy.
And Jack Sparrow's entrance is iconic.