Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

Theatrical Release: May 24, 2007
DVD Release: December 4, 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End


As the age of piracy comes to a close, Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle. Our heroes must face Lord Cutler Beckett, Davy Jones and Admiral James Norrington in a titanic showdown that could eliminate the freedom-loving pirates from the seven seas — forever.

Dove Review

This movie has a lot of action. I mean, A LOT of action. It is very funny at times, particularly when Captain Jack Sparrow is around. Even the monkey is funny, especially when he holds a gun to a parrot in one scene in which several characters attempt to surprise each other with a “stick ’em up” moment. There are more twists in the plot than you would find in a large pretzel. However, the violence in the film prevents us from approving it for our Dove family movie viewers.

There are multiple stabbings and although little blood is shown overall, a scene in which a woman is shot in the forehead is a bit much. There is also a scene in which a character licks a brain. That made a few people a bit uneasy. We would love to have approved this film since many people like Captain Jack Sparrow and his cohorts and all the adventures which accompany them. Unfortunately, if you check the content listing below, you will see that the violence category includes several sentences in it. The problem isn’t that the violence is gratuitous, it is that there is so much of it.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing by a couple; a man marries a woman and seductively kisses her leg in a brief scene.
Language: H-1; D-2
Violence: Multiple stabbings with very little blood shown; a heart without its body is seen and stabbed; a few people are shot in the head-only in one scene do we see some blood for a second on a woman's forehead when she is shot; corpses are seen in the water; some people including a child are hanged but we only see the legs during the hanging; a man in the water has been stabbed in the head and we see the knife for a moment but no blood; some punches are thrown; an eel attacks a character and devours his head.
Drugs: Rum and alcohol and smoking in a few scenes.
Nudity: Cleavage; a lot of one character's leg is seen.
Other: A beating heart is seen; a character who resembles Bootstrap Bill, with a lot of seaweed, pulls out his own brain in a fantasy sequence and licks it; a woman practices voodoo and cast lots to read the future and she speaks of death and bringing someone back-there are a few scenes like this; several people betray one another but for the most part there is forgiveness by the end; we see a shrunken head.


Company: Buena Vista Home Video
Writer: Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert
Director: Gore Verbinski
Genre: Action
Runtime: 168 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter