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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Phantom, still running on Broadway after sixteen years, is a rapturous spectacle. And the movie, directed full throttle by Joel Schumacher, goes the show one better. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    With Lloyd Webber onboard not just as composer but also co-screenwriter and producer, the film seemed destined to stay true to its roots rather than attempt to transcend them. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Scotsman Gerard Butler does a fine job as the charismatic, ghostly character. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    An experience best likened to being battered by hurricane-force winds generated by an organ with all stops pulled permanently out. show more

  • 38
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Combines fingernails-on-blackboard audio agony with bamboo-under-fingernails physical torture. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Finally, you get down to the music, which is easy to take for the first hour, before it starts doubling and tripling back on itself, in an unnerving and seemingly unending spiral of repetition. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    What the film most damagingly lacks though is a sense of mystery and danger. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    If you've been seduced by Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage version of "The Phantom of the Opera," you'll fall in love with the gorgeous, splendidly cast film. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I am recommending a movie that I do not seem to like very much. But part of the pleasure of moviegoing is pure spectacle -- of just sitting there and looking at great stuff and knowing it looks terrific. There wasn't much Schumacher could have done with the story or the music he was handed, but in the areas over which he held sway, he has triumphed. show more

  • 63
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    Fans will cheer at Schumacher's faithful inflation of Webber's vision, which interprets all that pomp and bombast as if the show were some sort of overblown Vegas attraction. show more

  • February 19, 2009 DFoy715537
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    The Movie is Phenomenal, The Play is incredible, and the soundtrack is unforgetable. My Wife and I Love all three. We plan on going back to Las Vegas and seeing the play again at the Venitian. Its Breathtaking and a must for all to see. 02/18/2009, 11:49 pm

  • November 08, 2008 PhanAngel
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    I love this movie! It is not really the original Broadway production... but Emmy and Gerard do a really good job!!!!! I LOVE IT!

  • October 12, 2008 Adelf252
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    Amazing! I loved the movie. The effects are phenomenal; the music spectacular! Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler shine in their roles, and the whole cast is great.

  • July 30, 2008 Nannyoggs70
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    i love this movie,and so does my 11 year old daughter every time gerard butler sings as the phatom,he makes me go cold. best movie ever.

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