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.


Movie Info

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.

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


as The Phantom

as Christine

as Madame Giry

as Carlotta

as Meg Giry

as Lefevre

as Carlotta's Maid

as Carlotta's Wigmaker

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as Passirino

as Auctioneer

as Nun/Nurse

as Chauffeur

as Christine's Father

as Young Phantom

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as Young Meg

as Young Madame Giry

as Ballet Tart

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as Confidante

as Opera Chorus

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as Masquerade Dancer

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as Swordmaster

as Candelabra Holder

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as Candelabra Holder

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Critic Reviews for The Phantom of the Opera

All Critics (175) | 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

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

Fantastic sets, costumes, great art direction and imaginative camera work make this a visually stunning film. The musical score, not so much.

Full Review… | April 10, 2008
Laramie Movie Scope

Audience Reviews for The Phantom of the Opera

Thoroughly enjoyable.

cchclaw
Christian C

Super Reviewer

The sets, costumes, staging, and camera work are pretty good, but I think that Schumacher was the wrong choice as far as directing goes. I'm not one who thinks everything he does sucks, but still, this doesn't fit in with the rest of his filmography. There's nothing inherently wrong with trying to branch out though; it helps to do it well though, so let me just be kind, give this a "Gentleman's C" (or slight C+), and call it a noble failure.

Emmy Rossum is quite attractive, and has some actual singing talent, so that helps the movie, and, even though I applaud Butler for trying his best to do his own singing, I must say that it doesn't work. He can't really pull it off. I mean, it is difficult part anyway, so even though he's so-so with the acting, his faults with the music kinda bring the rest of it down too.

Perhaps this may find success as a camp classic? It certainly has all the trappings for it, no doubts about that. If you want a great movie musical adaptation from the 2000s though, stick with Sweeney Todd.

cosmo313
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

To be perfectly honest, I've never been a big fan of musicals or musical-inspired movies. This, however, was a magical and spellbinding exception. The songs are absolutely wonderful and so is the cinematography and acting. Not many films of its kind have had the ability to impress me, but this one did in more ways than one. It's actually completely changed my view on musicals in general. And that is certainly no small compliment coming from me.

CloudStrife84
Mike S

Super Reviewer

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