The Phantom of the Opera Reviews

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January 27, 2005
My own reaction to the current version fashioned by Mr. Schumacher is one of pure stupefaction.
January 15, 2005
The plot is impressively free of anything that does not smell of unpasteurized melodrama.
December 27, 2004
Takes everything that's wrong with Broadway and puts it on the big screen in a gaudy splat.
December 27, 2004
This guy's not the Phantom of the Opera, he's the Fashionably Scarred Stud of the Opera and that just doesn't work.
December 23, 2004
Joel Schumacher's film adaptation of Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera combines fingernails-on- blackboard audio agony with bamboo- under- fingernails physical torture.
December 23, 2004
The movie version of Lloyd Webber's swooning 1986 horror operetta has been directed, by Joel Schumacher, as if Schumacher were the world's hardest-working upholstery salesman.
June 5, 2019
A solid retelling of the musical, giving Webber's wonderful music a chance to shine for a wider audience than they ever have before.
January 17, 2016
Too much of that film clung to the theatre experience, which ultimately appears wildly ingenuine on the silver screen.
April 27, 2015
Commit one unforced error after another on its way to becoming one of the sloppiest major musicals of contemporary times.
February 4, 2013
cinematically translated Webber's musical adaptation as well as humanly possible,
January 11, 2012
April 29, 2009
The whole production feels cut and pasted, and it doesn't translate well to the big screen...
April 18, 2009
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.
November 20, 2008
August 7, 2008
April 10, 2008
Fantastic sets, costumes, great art direction and imaginative camera work make this a visually stunning film. The musical score, not so much.
March 1, 2007
Without a proper Phantom, the entire enterprise sags monumentally, and, unfortunately, Butler is a disaster here.
October 30, 2006
September 1, 2006
Most fans are bound to be disappointed to some degree, and non-aficionados of musical theater will find it tedious and silly. Do yourself a favor and see this on stage
April 19, 2006
I can't complain about the movie's visual appearance on this high-definition HD-DVD. The elaborate sets and costumes are more scrumptious than ever. (HD-DVD Edition)
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