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Nate & Hayes (1983)

DIRECTOR: Ferdinand Fairfax

CAST: Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O’Keefe, Jenny Seagrove, Max Phipps

REVIEW:

Before the immensely lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, pirate movies were considered non-starters at the box office.  1983’s Nate & Hayes was a rare attempt at shoving one out into theaters, but sank like a stone to general critical scorn and a lackluster financial performance.  While the fairly obscure film has a small but loyal cult following that regards it as an underrated swashbuckler from the days far before Captain Jack Sparrow, it’s actually exactly what the critics at the time regarded it as….a sloppy, slapdash rather feeble effort that tries and fails to muster up some good old-fashioned swashbuckling derring-do. Continue reading

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