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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Joel Schumacher

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About the Movie

From director Joel Schumacher ("Phone Booth," "A Time to Kill") comes this big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash-hit stage musical! The Phantom, a disfigured musical genius, haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. He takes an interest in a young singer and, through tutelage and terror, helps her rise to stardom, only to see her fall in love with a handsome young man. The Phantom vows revenge and kidnaps her to be his eternal bride, but ultimately is transformed by the compassion of the young woman, and the love she feels for her young man, making the ultimate sacrifice in order that she may live and be happy. Starring Gerard Butler ("300," "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life"), Emmy Rossum ("The Day After Tomorrow," "Mystic River"), Oscar-nominee Miranda Richardson ("The Hours," "Sleepy Hollow"), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Patrick Wilson ("Hard Candy," TV's "Angels in America"), Simon Callow ("Shakespeare in Love") and Ciarán Hinds ("Road to Perdition," "The Sum of All Fears"). Nominated for three Academy Awards!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 168
  • Fresh: 55
  • Rotten: 113
  • Average Rating: 5.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The movie version of Lloyd Webber's swooning 1986 horror operetta has been directed, by Joel Schumacher, as if Schumacher were the world's hardest-working upholstery salesman. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Rotten: It's a slow-moving orgy of lowbrow grandiosity that's as tedious as it is overblown and pretentious. Songs, scenes, dance numbers, lyrics and set pieces all blend together into an indistinct, ludicrously self-serious mush. – Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times, Sep 20, 2007

Rotten: Takes everything that's wrong with Broadway and puts it on the big screen in a gaudy splat. – Stephanie Zacharek,, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: The plot is impressively free of anything that does not smell of unpasteurized melodrama. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Apr 20, 2005

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Customer Reviews

an out right beautiful movie

this movie is absolutely wonderful, the Phanton is erie and sinister, yet at the same powerful, deeply moving and tragic. the film has every thing that the original masterpiece of an Opera has, yet it has a more dark and seductive feel to it

Nothing is better!!!

(first review(maybe)) Omg I am so happy that this movie is up because about a week ago I posted a comment on the songs and I said that I would love it more if it was on movie and there it is. This is a amazing movie, very talented people, amazing story and if people dont like it they really have NO CLASS. I wouldn't pass this movie up for any app, other movies, or songs. Also the price is great because its first of all 10$ for a movie that you can bring seriously anywhere (bathroom, camping, boring meetings) and this is a new movie not in the world but for iTunes and it doesn't cost 15$ (now thats over the top). Buy it if you want a classical, outstanding, millon star movie dont pass this by.

Almost as good as the orginal

This was the 2nd best Phantom of the Opera I have seen. I have seen just about all of them. You should defintley buy this movie, it is extremley good. Click yes if you agree.

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Released: 2004

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