Stuart Barr’s review:
Hey, it's called The Pirates, in an Adventure with Scientists! Did the creationist crowd object?
Anyway never mind, this is a brilliant, anarchic, possibly treasonous family comedy. Multiple viewings will be required to catch all the sight gags such is the volume of detail in every frame. The voice cast are tremendous, but Hugh Grant takes the film cutting a dashing swash as the Pirate Captain. Apparently five years in the making, Pixar are really going to have to bring thier A game with Brave not to see Aardman swipe the shiny best animated film swag at next year's Oscars.