Not vulgar enough. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s horror operetta looks expensive, but it’s been filmed without decadent atmosphere or visual flow. Emmy Rossum has an unforced sweetness, but Gerard Butler, as the Phantom, sings like a Meat Loaf stuffed with too much garlic.
Genre: Romance, Drama, Musical; Starring: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Simon Callow, Minnie Driver, Miranda Richardson, Patrick Wilson; Director: Joel Schumacher; Author: Joel Schumacher; Producer (person): Andrew Lloyd Webber; Release Date Limited: 12/22/2004; Release Date Wide: 01/21/2005; Runtime (in minutes): 143; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Warner Bros.
Posted January 17 2005 — 12:00 AM EST
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