Criticism toward Joel Schumacher’s attempted enactment of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s cherished stage musical The Phantom of the Opera likely will fall on deaf ears. By Sean O'Connell.
Gerard Butler, in the title role, doesn't have the pallor of a man who's shirked the sunlight for most of his life, and, aside from the mask that hides a quarter of his face, he looks in pretty good shape for a recluse. By Anthony Quinn.
The Phantom's lair, which should be a place of monstrous mystery, is a brightly lit mess of scattered bric-a-brac, complete with unmade bed. Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman.
Joel Schumacher's take on Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical will have you wailing in agony. Reviewed by Stella Papamichael.
This filmed Phantom's soaring music and deeply tragic romance strike the right chords. I dare you to have a dry eye by the story's end. Review by Patrick Lee.
The choreography is dazzling, the costume and set design is lavish, and most of the music and vocal performances are sublime. By Ed Symkus.
A social and spiritual commentary by Hal Conklin and Denny Wayman.
The film is a treat, whether you’ve seen the show or not. Includes small thumbnail photo gallery and viewer comments.
The Phantom of the Opera is quite enjoyable and incredibly well presented. By Will Perkins.
It has a little something to irritate everybody. By Wesley Morris.