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Phantom of the Paradise Reviews

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Henry Northmore
The List

The film has everything a cult classic needs: eccentric plotting, weird characters (watch out for Gerrit Graham as Beef), bizarre costumes and a rocking soundtrack.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

February 24, 2014
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

If you don't love it, I have to wonder what brings you to movies in the first place.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: A

August 26, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Does a slasher's job in cutting up the greedy music business moguls with its sharp satire.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

March 7, 2009
Variety Staff
Variety
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A very good horror comedy-drama about a disfigured musician haunting a rock palace. Brian De Palma's direction and script makes for one of the very rare 'backstage' rock story pix, catching the garishness of the glitter scene in its own time.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 24, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A fairly entertaining, but only sporadically successful, horror-musical comedy.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

September 24, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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This was one of De Palma's early efforts, and its excesses can be chalked up to youthful enthusiasm -- the ideas seem appealingly audacious even when they misfire.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 24, 2007
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

As in that other great musical spoof, The Girl Can't Help It, Phantom of the Paradise draws withering links between product and consumer.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 5, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Nothing that remarkable about the plot in itself, but De Palma employs his love of gadgetry to imaginative effect, and casts a satirically beady eye upon the money-hungry foibles of the music industry.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Filled with bizarre colors, vintage 70s-era rock and truly imaginative ideas, it's still a thrill.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 26, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

July 23, 2005
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

| Original Score: 3/5

December 22, 2004
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Better than it has any right to be.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 12, 2003
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 5/5

September 11, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

DePalma's most fascinating explosion of montages, split screens, 360-degree tracking shots, subjective camera -- and the kitchen sink is probably in there somewhere, too.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 26, 2002
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

De Palma's goth-goth-glam horror satire hasn't aged too well, but it's still a hoot.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 72/100

September 26, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a gaudy, silly, but undeniably innovative merging of Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera and the Faust legend into a giddy art-rock opera

| Original Score: 3/4

September 11, 2001
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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An elaborate disaster, full of the kind of facetious humor you might find on bumper stickers and cocktail coasters.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 9, 2005
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