Phantom of the Paradise Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
September 24, 2007
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 24, 2007
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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
An elaborate disaster, full of the kind of facetious humor you might find on bumper stickers and cocktail coasters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5