As a lifelong lover of Westerns, and with a long-time distaste for Depp, I avoided this poorly reviewed film like the plague. Lo and behold, do not judge a book by its critics. The costumes and sets were absolutely spectacular, the visuals were beautiful, and the action sequences were quite riveting. The performances are run of the mill, but it works. Great fun all around, its reputation ruined by stuffy snobbery.