The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Family
Running Time:  88 min.
Release Date: April 27, 2012
DVD: August 28, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.66
based on 112 votes and 36 reviews
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Cast: Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Lenny Henry, Brian Blessed, Anton Yelchin, Brendan Gleeson, Ashley Jensen, Al Roker, Mike Cooper, David Schneider


In THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS, 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 (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) 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 (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

Director: Peter Lord
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Julie Lockhart, Peter Lord, David Sproxton
Screenplay: Gideon Defoe
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  • 3 stars "really well done, some good, funny parts."
  • 4 stars "funny movie!!"
  • 5 stars "funny swashbuckling fellows!"