The Phantom of the Opera - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Phantom of the Opera Reviews

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December 22, 2004
It was the '80s. You really had to be there. Preferably with low expectations.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2005
Phantom is as bloated as Monty Python's Mr. Creosote, and is so stagebound that it's just about as agile as that character.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 17, 2005
Good God.
Read More | Original Score: D
December 21, 2004
It's questionable whether fans of the musical will be enamored with this adaptation. The energy that characterizes a live performance is absent, resulting in a production that often feels sluggish and slow-moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 18, 2004
The word 'adequate' should never be the main adjective used to describe someone playing the lead in The Phantom of the Opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2004
You walk away from the film in a vaguely contented daze, glad that you saw it but even gladder that it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 22, 2004
This Phantom's menace is the Phantom himself.
Read More | Original Score: C
December 15, 2004
Damn you! Curse you! Lloyd Webber's caustically commercialized but well-directed musical comes to the screen in a colorful, expensive, thoughtless and overacted translation.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 30, 2004
Broadway bore comes to the big screen in a movie-musical adaptation that's too little, too late and too terrible for words.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 22, 2004
...feels like little more than a 2+ hour promotional video for perfume, jewelry, corsets and curtains.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 10, 2004
A pale -- dare we say ghostly? -- copy of the original coup de theatre directed by Harold Prince.
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.
May 3, 2005
Deserves to be locked up in a dank, water-filled dungeon and left to molder.
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+
December 14, 2004
Should kill the behemoth all-time money-making musical.
Full Review
December 22, 2004
It compounds what to some of us are already fatal errors, while bringing nothing new to those who love the stage version so dearly.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 21, 2004
On paper, the teaming looks solid gold, yet the film is an experience that results in more yawns than goosebumps.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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