The Phantom of the Opera (2004) 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… 2005-01-21 2004-12-22 PG-13 PT143M Drama Musical Romance Gerard Butler Emmy Rossum Simon Callow Minnie Driver Miranda Richardson Patrick Wilson Andrew Lloyd Webber Warner Bros.
Movie Review

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Jan 21, 2005; Limited Release: Dec 22, 2004; Rated: PG-13; Length: 143 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Musical, Romance; With: Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum; Distributor: Warner Bros.

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.

Originally posted Jan 17, 2005 Published in issue #802 Jan 21, 2005 Order article reprints