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The Phantom of the Opera Reviews

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January 24, 2005
Even the most die-hard "Phantom" aficionados might be struck dumb by the sheer level of the crescendo and camp Schumacher achieves here.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 18, 2005
What could have been a campy calamity boasts some surprising elegance. But there is zero romantic heat and a vocally and emotionally flat performance from Gerard Butler.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 17, 2005
Good God.
Read More | Original Score: D
January 16, 2005
A visual masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 16, 2005
The main problem is that the actors cast in the film can't really sing
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
January 15, 2005
no amount of stylistic playfulness could stop the film from bogging down into tedium by the last reel, as the romantic pathos begins to wear thin
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 15, 2005
Schumacher has indeed delivered the lavish, lushly romantic film that fans have envisioned for years.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2005
"If you liked the stage version, you'll LOVE this version."
January 15, 2005
The plot is impressively free of anything that does not smell of unpasteurized melodrama.
January 14, 2005
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joel Schumacher turn out to be a perfect match. Two other people couldn't pull off spectacle this bad.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
January 11, 2005
Right after hearing those bombastic rock opera organ chords, I felt all hope rapidly deflating from my body.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 10, 2005
[Phantom of the Opera] is all shine and glitter but without substance.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 7, 2005
It's one of those movies where I spent a lot of my first viewing thinking, 'Yes, this is what movies are really all about.'
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 5, 2005
This is a lavish production best enjoyed at your favorite theater where the full effect of the music and ambiance can be enjoyed. It is also one to be enjoyed more than once.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 5, 2005
A spectacular ode to pure romanticism
January 5, 2005
...a particularly unconvincing perfume ad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 5, 2005
Plagued by Andrew Lloyd Weber's hideous and already dated musical score (parts of it sound like 1980s hair metal).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 3, 2005
...I could see it all because I wasn't 800 rows up in the nose-bleed section of the balcony...
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January 3, 2005
Non-fans will note that Webber's idiom is opera-lite, grafted together with rock, pop and soap opera. Some of the set-pieces are kitsch allegro...
January 2, 2005
What passion and excitement there is in the work has been sucked out; it has become boring.... It is shallow, yes, but even shallow works need competent directors.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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