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The Phantom of the Opera (2005)

The Phantom of the Opera (2005)

The Phantom of the Opera

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Critic Consensus: The music of the night has hit something of a sour note: Critics are calling the screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular musical histrionic, boring, and lacking in both romance and danger. Still, some have praised the film for its sheer spectacle.

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Based on the hit musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the tale tells the story of a disfigured musical genius that haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera--exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.more
Rating: PG-13 (for brief violent images)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Ben Elton, Gaston Leroux, Joel Schumacher, Andrew Lloyd Webber
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 3, 2005
Box Office: $51.2M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast

Gerard Butler
as The Phantom
Emmy Rossum
as Christine
Miranda Richardson
as Madame Giry
Minnie Driver
as Carlotta
James Fleet
as Lefevre
Imogen Bain
as Carlotta's Maid
Miles Western
as Carlotta's Wigmaker
Judith Paris
as Carlotta's Seamstres...
Halcro Johnston
as Passirino
Paul Brooke
as Auctioneer
Alison Skilbeck
as Nun/Nurse
Lee Sellers
as Chauffeur
Ramin Karimloo
as Christine's Father
Chris Overton
as Young Phantom
Jesika Cannon
as Young Christine
Annabel Porter
as Young Meg
Laura Hounsom
as Young Madame Giry
Lucy Casson
as Ballet Tart
Lorraine Stewart
as Ballet Tart
José Luis Tirado
as Principal Male Dance...
Margaret Preece
as Confidante
David Arneil
as Opera Chorus
Annalene Beechey
as Opera Chorus
Mark Carroll
as Opera Chorus
Valerie Cutko
as Opera Chorus
Tricia Deighton
as Opera Chorus
John Griffiths
as Opera Chorus
Mandy Holliday
as Opera Chorus
Terry Kelly
as Opera Chorus
Sophie Louise Dann
as opera chorus
Jackie Marks
as opera chorus
Graham McDuff
as opera chorus
Brian Wheeler
as opera chorus
Julia Worsley
as opera chorus
Chris Jarvis
as Ballet Boy
Sebastien Torkia
as Ballet Boy
Greet Botterman
as Ballet Girl
Elena Buda
as Ballet Girl
Tess Cunningham
as Ballet Girl
Liesl Dowsett
as Ballet Girl
Pia Driver
as Ballet Girl
Kathryn Dunn
as Ballet Girl
Sophia Hurdley
as Ballet Girl
Amy Lawson
as Ballet Girl
Lucy Potter
as Ballet Girl
Kirsty Tapp
as Ballet Girl
Richard Bayliss
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Ralph Broadbent
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Cameron Alexander
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Paul Costin
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Matthew Draper
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Ben Gant
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Jonathon Hill
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Timothy Kipling
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Jonathan Kitchen
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Tristan Keyte
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Michael Mansbridge
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Jeff Moore
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Julian Poole
as Opera Populaire Orch...
James Pullman
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Robert Purvis
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Dave Tosh
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Chris Worsey
as Opera Populaire Orch...
Andrew Charles Corbe...
as Flamenco Dancer
Sarah Frasca
as Flamenco Dancer
Pascal Langdale
as Flamenco Dancer
Damien Lee Stirk
as Flamenco Dancer
Isabel Lesto
as Flamenco Dancer
Remy Martyn
as Flamenco Dancer
Carlos Otero
as Flamenco Dancer
Sandra Ramírez
as Flamenco Dancer
Beth Sheather
as Flamenco Dancer
Annika Strandberg
as Flamenco Dancer
Stephen Berkeley-Whi...
as Masquerade Dancer
Stephen Berkeley
as Masquerade Dancer
Rod Buchanan
as Masquerade Dancer
Deborah Bundy
as Masquerade Dancer
Philip Catchpole
as Masquerade Dancer
Nathan Clarke
as Masquerade Dancer
Blake Clayfield
as Masquerade Dancer
Dawn Collins
as Masquerade Dancer
Gem Collingwood
as Masquerade Dancer
Casper Cornish
as Masquerade Dancer
Rachael Crocker
as Masquerade Dancer
Janine Davis
as Masquerade Dancer
Leigh Daniels
as Masquerade Dancer
Simone De La Rue
as Masquerade Dancer
Gavin Lee
as Masquerade Dancer
Graeme Crowther
as Swordmaster
Duane Lee Chapman Jr...
as Candelabra Holder
Adam Pudney
as Masquerade Dancer
Ashley Wallen
as Masquerade Dancer
Luke Jackson
as Masquerade Dancer
Miles Elkington
as Masquerade Dancer
Joanna Ernest
as Masquerade Dancer
Candice Evans
as Masquerade Dancer
Guilia Florimo
as Masquerade Dancer
Ben Garner
as Masquerade Dancer
Clinton Goldsmith
as Masquerade Dancer
Claire Goodman
as Masquerade Dancer
Juliet Gough
as Masquerade Dancer
Georgina Hagerty
as Masquerade Dancer
Maddy G. Harris
as Masquerade Dancer
Damien Jackson
as Masquerade Dancer
Ryan Jenkins
as Masquerade Dancer
Caroline Lynn
as Masquerade Dancer
Alec Mann
as Masquerade Dancer
Luis Gallo Mudarra
as Masquerade Dancer
Marilena Nicolaon
as Masquerade Dancer
Gabriel Noble
as Masquerade Dancer
Melanie Perks
as Masquerade Dancer
Maryam Pourian
as Masquerade Dancer
Pippa Raine
as Masquerade Dancer
Lorena Randi
as Masquerade Dancer
Michael Small
as Masquerade Dancer
Aaron Sillis
as Masquerade Dancer
Lisa Stevens
as Masquerade Dancer
Tom Tanscy
as Masquerade Dancer
Marcus Tesch
as Masquerade Dancer
Stephen B. White
as Masquerade Dancer
Gavin Wilkinson
as Masquerade Dancer
Scott Wyer
as Masquerade Dancer
Joanna Woodliffe
as Masquerade Dancer
Rebekah Dobbins
as Candelabra Holder
Ruben Halse
as Candelabra Holder
Lee Jerova
as Candelabra Holder
Damian Jones
as Candelabra Holder
Vanessa Perroncel
as Candelabra Holder
Paul Micha
as Masquerade Dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Phantom of the Opera

All Critics (176) | Top Critics (42)

My own reaction to the current version fashioned by Mr. Schumacher is one of pure stupefaction.

Full Review… | January 27, 2005
New York Observer
Top Critic

Too much of that film clung to the theatre experience, which ultimately appears wildly ingenuine on the silver screen.

Full Review… | January 17, 2016
Fat Guys at the Movies

Commit one unforced error after another on its way to becoming one of the sloppiest major musicals of contemporary times.

Full Review… | April 27, 2015
Antagony & Ecstasy

cinematically translated Webber's musical adaptation as well as humanly possible,

Full Review… | February 4, 2013
Old School Reviews

The whole production feels cut and pasted, and it doesn't translate well to the big screen...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Fans of musical theater will work themselves into a lather over Joel Schumacher's by-the-book film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's monotonous play, but most audiences will either fall asleep or hit the cinema doors running.

Full Review… | April 18, 2009
ColeSmithey.com

Audience Reviews for The Phantom of the Opera

½

The impressive sets, costumes, production direction and cinematography make for a stunning visual spectacle, but most of the songs - with the exception of two or three - are hideous (yes, I hate both Andrew Lloyd Webber and his musical) and Butler is a terrible singer.

blacksheepboy
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Imagine a big budget Disney animation about a princess in a castle and then, right in the middle of the effort they switch, ala the black and white to color switch in The Wizard Of Oz, to live action, and that gives you an idea of what you're getting in this sumptuous Joel Schumacher production. It's all so big, so grand, the idea that you're meant to be impressed becomes more distracting than what's grand. Distracting from what, you ask? From the core idea, irreplaceable really, that the Phantom himself is a monster. Why it was decided to ditch that element I'll never know, but what remains is clear: boring filmmaking. So you get all the sets: tremendous. The music: not bad, like music videos for the last generation, big time. Costumes? Hoo boy! But connection? Very little. Missed it by THAT much.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Thoroughly enjoyable.

cchclaw
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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