The Phantom of the Opera (2005)

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (for brief violent images)
Genre:
Drama , Horror , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest , Romance
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Cast

Gerard Butler
as The Phantom
Emmy Rossum
as Christine
Miranda Richardson
as Madame Giry
Minnie Driver
as Carlotta
Ciarán Hinds
as Firmin
Jennifer Ellison
as Meg Giry
Kevin McNally
as Buquet
James Fleet
as Lefevre
Imogen Bain
as Carlotta's Maid
Miles Western
as Carlotta's Wigmaker
Judith Paris
as Carlotta's Seamstress
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 Dancer
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 Orchestra
Ralph Broadbent
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Cameron Alexander
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Paul Costin
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Matthew Draper
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Ben Gant
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Jonathon Hill
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Timothy Kipling
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Jonathan Kitchen
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Tristan Keyte
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Michael Mansbridge
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Jeff Moore
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Julian Poole
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
James Pullman
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Robert Purvis
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Dave Tosh
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Chris Worsey
as Opera Populaire Orchestra
Andrew Charles Corbett
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-White
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 (168) | Top Critics (38)

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Full Review… | October 31, 2007
Newsweek
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | September 25, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

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Full Review… | July 29, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

The plot is impressively free of anything that does not smell of unpasteurized melodrama.

January 15, 2005
New Yorker
Top Critic

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.

Carlos Magalhães
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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Christian C
Christian C

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