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The Phantom of the Opera Reviews

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January 18, 2018
It was what all the ill reviews warned . . . but I loved the opera so I hoped. Only watch if you are a sucker for this story and music, other than that it was terrible haha.
November 12, 2017
Fantastic songs but this film doesn't transfer over from the theatre as much as I would have like it envisioned.
½ November 5, 2017
Quite possibly the very worst movie I
have ever seen. Creates new definitions for the words "repetitious" and "boring." Utterly ENDLESS. Stupefying.
October 26, 2017
great Andrew Lloyd Webber movie ever, but I love this movie
October 6, 2017
I?m not a fan of this movie I find it to complicated to understand I all so thought it was to old fashioned for me
½ September 10, 2017
After becoming obsessed with the Broadway play, I was committed to watching this movie. Upon watching, I realized how great this movies was, having all of the songs from the play, the same plot, and even added scenes. It is the perfect movie for any fan, or not fan. I only take of half for bad transitions, but you really can't be bothered by them, for the songs take over your mind.
½ August 14, 2017
Yes this movie is flawed on many levels. Yes some of the singing is bad, and YES some of the editing is poor. But I enjoyed Phantom of the Opera. It was a passable alright musical movie.
½ August 11, 2017
Lovely music, a complex set of people locked in a relationship none of them can leave. A wonderful love story. This has been a favorite of our family since it was a play we'd drive a thousand miles to see.
½ July 30, 2017
Gerard Butler's voice aside, this is a good adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. Emmy Rossum plays the part of the young and na´ve Christine perfectly and Minnie Driver is highly entertaining as Carlotta. The sets, costumes and altered storyline may add a new dimension to the musical we've come to love, however I still prefer the stage version of the Phantom.
June 19, 2017
Let me gess: Just because it was directed by Joel Schumacher, everyone was ashamed of this for his last mess that was "Batman and Robin".
June 16, 2017
Uninspiring effort. The slow-moving plot and bland presentation nearly made me fall asleep several times. Music wasn't massively catchy.
½ May 25, 2017
After 20 minutes of this horrible movie I switched it off.
½ May 22, 2017
Beautiful, astounding, and haunting adaptation of the beloved stage musical. Songs such as "Think of Me", "Angel of Music", "All I Ask of You" and the famous "Phantom of the Opera" will have audiences singing the show's tunes in their heads for months. Surprisingly deep, tastefully dark, and possessing a good balance of romance and horror, "Phantom of the Opera" is quite possibly a masterpiece.
May 15, 2017
Sets and costume designs are great however the stagecraft and editing are sloppy breaking the illusion of the story. The film doesn't take its time to develop the romance and focuses on the smaller parts of the story. The main character Christine isn't properly introduced as she shows up with a simple line, about 15 minutes in the film.
May 13, 2017
Gorgeous, warm, funny, moving, at times disturbing and thoroughly enjoyable. The cinematography is superb and there is breath and life in every moment. It's clear that this was a labour of love for all involved, and the characters are played (and directed) with genuine empathy and care. This includes even the supporting cast: Miranda Richardson's Mme Giry is an absolute gem, as is Minnie Driver's Carlotta and of course the legendary Simon Callow and Ciaran Hinds as the hapless managers. It is not a recreation of the stage show, but a brilliantly cinematic adaptation of it. A completely under-appreciated movie.
April 25, 2017
I think people who dislike this film are comparing it to the previous films,. Having seen the theatrical production a number of times I found the film was very faithful to the play in addition to enhancing and clarifying many plot elements. The Phantom is gorgeous.
March 28, 2017
The best movie ever!
February 5, 2017
Thoroughly enjoyable film, a visual feast with great performances. Gerard Butler does a wonderful job and plays the Phantom with dramatic intensity and flair. His singing was quite good and has a haunting, passionate quality to it. Personally prefer Butler's rough voice to the Broadway versions which sound too "smooth" and therefore less menacing. Emmy Rossum also does a wonderful job and provides a sweet and vulnerable performance which becomes more confident and mature as the story progresses. Her singing voice is perfect for the role of Christine and has a pleasing, melodious cadence. I highly recommend this film.
January 27, 2017
Looks pretty and has pretty casting, but the singing is AWFUL.
January 10, 2017
Absolutely loved this movie. Stupid critics.
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