• The Phantom of the Opera (2005)

The Phantom of the Opera

Release Date: January 21st, 2005

DVD Release Date: May 3rd, 2005

PG-13 |2 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

From his hideout beneath a 19th century Paris opera house, the brooding Phantom (Gerard Butler) schemes to get closer to vocalist Christine Daae (Emmy Rossum). The Phantom, wearing a mask to hide a congenital disfigurement, strong-arms management into giving the budding starlet key roles, but Christine instead falls for arts benefactor Raoul (Patrick Wilson). Terrified at the notion of her absence, the Phantom enacts a plan to keep Christine by his side, while Raoul tries to foil the scheme.

Cast: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, Simon Callow, Ciarán Hinds, Jennifer Ellison

Director: Joel Schumacher

Genres: Romance , Drama , Musical

Production Co: Joel Schumacher Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Love, Emotional, Intense, Love interest, Melodramatic, Temptation, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling 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

  • 88
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Song)
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