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Dark Shadows Reviews

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March 7, 2017
It's thrilling to have this often-overlooked gem of popular culture revived on such a huge scale.
June 2, 2013
There's more than enough here for us older folks - and some younger ones, too - to have us exclaiming, Fangs for the memories.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 17, 2012
It turns into a bit of a mess towards the finish line, but at least it's a fun mess, and if you're looking to Tim Burton for narrative tidiness you must be thinking of another Tim Burton.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2012
Captures the grand sweep and often ridiculous theatricality of both soap operas and gothic romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
June 1, 2012
Burton deploys the kind of winking, sly humor he knows his leading man can pull off.
May 31, 2012
Burton's most entertaining film since Ed Wood.
May 20, 2012
While Burton should have been comfortable with the story's large-scale passions and soap opera emotions -- as evidenced by movies like Edward Scissorhands -- he seems unwilling to take the risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 17, 2012
Does not feel as derivative and artificial as most of what [Burton] has done since 2001.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 16, 2012
Pitching the film playfully between farce, with a knowing satiric edge, high action and high romance, Dark Shadows is a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2012
Certainly delivers the goods on several levels without quite rising to the heights to which it aspires.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 16, 2012
Is it obviously a Tim Burton picture? Sure it is. That's what I expect -- and, in fact, what I want -- from a Burton movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 15, 2012
After watching the film, an odd, somewhat disjointed comedic drama about family and sacrifice set to Burton's own uniquely macabre cinematic beat, I'm not quite sure what to call this new take on the venerable property.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 14, 2012
Not that funny, but worth seeing mostly due to Depp's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 14, 2012
As with Pirates, the story often stalls while Depp does his stuff, but his fish-out-of-water vampire is roguish, mannered and a hoot, as you'd expect.. though it's Green's wild-eyed pale-skinned seductress who really sinks her teeth into the film.
May 13, 2012
The jokes seem to have been written, fittingly enough, by the dead.
May 13, 2012
"Dark Shadows" is a lot more fun than any of the "Twilight" movies combined.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 12, 2012
This latest collaboration between director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp is easily the best thing they've done together since Sweeney Todd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 12, 2012
The only resurrecting grace is Depp's now routine, freak pantomime performance ...You will scream with frustration at this ghoulish comedy, that's for sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2012
Much like pizza and sex, even when a Tim Burton film isn't great, it's still pretty good, it's never really "bad".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 11, 2012
Perhaps if every Hollywood film featured the grand yet gloomy decadency of a Burton production, I'd be more inclined to get caught up on where his films go wrong. But they don't, so I won't.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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