The Pirates! Band of Misfits Great Claymation, like the kind in this adventure from the legendary Aardman studios ( Wallace & Gromit ), still radiates a warmth that no mind-bending… The Pirates! Band of Misfits Great Claymation, like the kind in this adventure from the legendary Aardman studios ( Wallace & Gromit ), still radiates a warmth that no mind-bending… 2012-04-27 PT87M Animation PG Hugh Grant Salma Hayek Jeremy Piven Columbia Pictures
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The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

SWASHBUCKLING SWAGGER Celebrating are Pirate with Scarf (Martin Freeman), Pirate with Gout (Brendan Gleeson), Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) and Albino Pirate (Russell Tovey) in The…
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SWASHBUCKLING SWAGGER Celebrating are Pirate with Scarf (Martin Freeman), Pirate with Gout (Brendan Gleeson), Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) and Albino Pirate (Russell Tovey) in The Pirates! Band of Misfits

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Details Release Date: Apr 27, 2012; Length: 87 Minutes; Genres: Animation, PG; With: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Great Claymation, like the kind in this adventure from the legendary Aardman studios (Wallace & Gromit), still radiates a warmth that no mind-bending number of pixels can match. You can almost smell the brine in the boat helmed by Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) on his quest to win Pirate of the Year. The regal glares of his archenemy, Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton), are tangibly cruel. So even when the whimsy in The Pirates! Band of Misfits's history-be-damned story (which also ropes in Charles Darwin) feels a bit forced, the magic of the medium never does. B+

Originally posted Apr 25, 2012 Published in issue #1205 May 04, 2012 Order article reprints
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