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The Phantom of the Opera

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The Phantom of the Opera (Movie - 2004)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
143 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/22/04
Wide Release Date:
01/21/05
performer:
Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Simon Callow, Minnie Driver, Miranda Richardson, Patrick Wilson
director:
Joel Schumacher
Producer:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Joel Schumacher
genre:
Romance, Drama, musical

We gave it a C+

Not vulgar enough. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s horror operetta looks expensive, but it’s been filmed without decadent atmosphere or visual flow. Emmy Rossum has an unforced sweetness, but Gerard Butler, as the Phantom, sings like a Meat Loaf stuffed with too much garlic.