Entertainment Weekly - 07/27/2007
"Johnny Depp and crew have nothing on Vincente Minnelli's gaudy, giddy confection..." -- Grade: A
Film Comment - 07/01/2007
"[Gene Kelly's] ever-present grin, muscular dancing, and torrentially physical acting are fascinating if not infectiously aggressive."
USA Today - 07/27/2007 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his smart sendup of swashbucklers deserves its cult, thanks to Kelly's jockish footwork..."
Cole Porter extravaganza in which Gene Kelly, a circus clown, convinces Judy Garland that he is the pirate of her dreams. Contains many first-rate song and dance routines. Academy Award Nominations: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
Gene Kelly and Judy Garland star in this swashbuckling musical, brilliantly directed by Vincente Minnelli. A cloistered young girl in the Caribbean, who's about to enter into an arranged marriage with an older man, dreams only of a famous pirate -- and the exciting love she wants to share with him. And Serafin, a performer who's come to town, will do anything he can to play the part and win her heart.