"The Boy and the Pirates" has a nice old fashioned quality to it that makes it very appealing. It looks good with nice costumes and sets. It's well acted, for the most part. Murvyn Vye is the standout. The movie moves well. It took a couple of turns that I didn't expect. If I saw "The Boy and the Pirates" when I was eight years old, I would have loved it. At 56, I still kind of liked it. Honorable mention: the always welcome Tim Carey.