Provides an archive of twelve reviews for Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation. Includes reader commentary.
Reviewer Jason Blake finds fault with the 2004 film.
Negative review of Joel Schumacher's film adaptation describes the movie as the most wasted opportunity of 2004.
Review criticizes both the movie production and the director.
Review provides a critical look at the movie citing lack of star magnetism, underwritten characters, lack of core story and overblown musical score.
The well known movie critic provides a comprehensive analysis of the 2004 film directed by Joel Schumacher.
Going in, most viewers will know what to expect, and Schumacher's unchallenging style delivers without frills. For some, this will be a new way to enjoy a favorite musical. But for those like me, it's a mostly tedious way to kill 140 minutes. By James Berardinelli.
"Phantom of the Opera" feels less like a movie than a nonstop amusement park ride designed to make people feel they really got their money's worth. By Stephanie Zacharek.
A stylish, emotionally rich and supremely satisfying adaptation of Webber's musical that successfully transitions it to film while also deepening its dramatic core. By Wade Major.
Crazy disfigured reclusive musical visionary sociopath loves waifish deranged orphan Opera singer with angel obsession, who in turn loves wishy-washy nobleman who also loves her.