The Phantom of the Opera - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Phantom of the Opera Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2005
'Pésele a quien le pese, es una de las mejores películas del 2004. Injustamente ignorada en Estados Unidos pero que el tiempo seguramente la convertirá en un clásico'
| Original Score: 4/4
March 1, 2005
If you can get on its dank and heavy wavelength, the whole project is so aesthetically rich that it manages to transcend that it's, at heart, a lot of dressed-up goofiness.
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January 24, 2005
Could have used some 'star power,' but overall should make Webber followers happy
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 8/10
January 16, 2005
A visual masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 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 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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December 31, 2004
It is not ideal, but it still is arguably the best dramatic adaptation of Gaston Leroux's novel.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
December 27, 2004
Schumacher seems far more concerned with orchestrating his beautiful cast, sumptuous costumes, and lavish sets to give audiences who might not afford the Broadway show a taste of the experience, rather than defining it once and for all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 27, 2004
As you might expect, this is a loud, garishly colorful, visually frenetic interpretation and, as these things sometimes go, isn't actually all that bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 27, 2004
Its lavish production numbers sometimes capture the broad wink of musical comedy in a manner we don't see much anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 23, 2004
Phantom is more than a photographed stage play: It is an exercise in cinema, abetted by several new songs and first-rate orchestral backing.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 22, 2004
'...an incredible star making performance by Emmy Rossum.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 22, 2004
Michael Crawford's absence and Rossum's languorous presentation of her songs are the film's major weaknesses. Too long, it's still lush and romantic with beautiful music.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 22, 2004
The movie version of Lloyd Webber's smash hit does to the music what the music did to the words and story: It distracts the mind and cajoles the eyes to the point that one doesn't really care that everything the ears are hearing is pure nonsense.
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