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, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Jennifer Ellison

Director: Joel Schumacher

Genres: Musical , Romance , Drama

Production Co: Joel Schumacher Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 38
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

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Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical