Dark Shadows Reviews
January 30, 2015
Funny and cool with Burton's fingerprints everywhere but very definitely lacking a good plot. Full review later.
January 22, 2015
Dark Shadows is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp. Frankly, thats a winning formula any day. This film is not a masterpiece. The film wont go down in history. But, with a stellar supporting cast, the duo create a fun and rather enjoyable ride thats quite fantastical in a gothic sort of way. I know this film got bad reviews, but in the end all that shows is that 61% of critics have no sense
January 19, 2015
This movie had ONE redeeming scene, and that's when Depp's character has sex with Eva Green's witch. I'll admit I laughed at that ONE scene. Oh, and the supposed main love interest (Bella Heathcote) is gorgeous. However, for someone Depp's character is supposed to be madly in love with, she disappears for large chunks of the movie, particularly the climax. Every character here is just a cliche -- there is NOTHING original here, and nothing remotely funny. It cant' decide on a tone either -- it switches between darkly funny (see the Depp/Green scene) or a dark drama, and the result is a confusing mess. There's also a bit of a twist with the daughter that comes right out of nowhere and isn't set up in the slightest. Just an awful film.
August 18, 2013
Sort of on the good end of the middle, Tim Burton's movie adaptation of a weird cult classic soap opera from the late 60s/early 70s has some funny moments, a good cast, but unfortunately a kind of unfocused script. There is a lot going on, which works in an episodic soap, but sort of feels like a mess translated to a singular film. Depp, as usual, gives a strong performance. The rest of the cast is good too, but don't really have a lot to do. I liked this movie, I laughed enough...but it is not without it's problems.
November 2, 2014
I got an absolute kick out of this ! Awesome ! Came from the dark shadows too, i had not heard of it prior to seeing it.
September 20, 2013
Acting - 3.5
Writing - 3
Dialogue - 3.5
Plot & Characterization - 2
Cinematography & Editing - 7
Soundtrack/Score & Set Design - 6
How much I enjoyed it personally - 4
June 7, 2014
Another Tim Burton movie starring Johnny Depp......way to many of them. Even though this movie has a Burton theme to it, this movie steps back so far. I couldn't believe Tim Burton directed this movie. Burton is a great director, this is not his shining moment. The movie is based on a Soap Opera, but this film adaption is set up to be like a Comedy film. I finished watching this movie, all the way through, but when watching it, I really didn't want to finish watching this movie. A couple chuckles and over-the-top visuals (like any Tim Burton film does), but many scenes that are just disturbing, and not enjoyable to watch.
August 18, 2011
an amazing cast. funny in places. the plot was crap, no real storyline. a poor movie.
May 14, 2012
Honestly, damn good. It wasn't a brilliant movie. It was just a lot of fun. So leave your brain at the door and enjoy it.
September 22, 2011
My attempt at watching this movie was shorted lived. A white flag begging for surrender made an appearance half way through this terrible movie!
March 16, 2012
November 15, 2014
Another film in a long line of slumps still endured by Tim Burton. Evoking a still edgy & stylish film style that Burton that has charmed audiences for decades, the acting & storyline again weaken the overall overall to underwhelm moviegoers. Perhaps this could be changed if Burton would choose projects that are original & new ideas, as he seems to have a penchant to fail when the underlying subject matter is linked to remaking, rebooting or abridging previous stories to the big screen (i.e. Plane of the Apes, Willy Wonka, etc. - with the exception being the two Batman movies, respectively). I guess my new rule is to generally avoid these projects, as a certain expectation already being set for comparison to the other being a trap for this director. More Edward Scissorhands & Ed Wood, less of his malarkey.
November 14, 2014
i really didn't have any idea of what to expect from this movie but I must say that I really enjoyed it good fun for none tots full of heart and humor i highly recommend that anyone over 10 see it some crude humor and language of course but still good fun and I say see it
March 17, 2012
Yes it's Burton with wife and Johnny Depp...AGAIN, but it looks alright.
March 12, 2012
This is not only a big, fat middle finger to the original story (as well as the careers of its stars), it is also the worst film Tim Burton has made since 'Planet of the Apes'. Downright terrible; and this is coming from a die-hard Alice Cooper fan!
November 6, 2014
Of course they tried to do too much - but it's still a great flick!
October 31, 2014
A light-horror perfect for youngster Halloween night. Definitely not one of the best Burton shots, even if it has a lot of good points in it.. everything is too fragile, like the skin of the beautiful witch. Humorous as only Tim Burton can be :)
May 16, 2012
It tries too hard to be great, but it doesn't succeed
October 31, 2014
I'm not a big Johnny Depp fan. some of his movies I think are silly but I loved Dark Shadows.
October 25, 2014
I loved this! Mr. Burton not taking the idea of Vampires seriously - it's an intentionally campy movie. Loved it, did I mention that?