The Phantom Of The Opera details
|Starring:||Patrick Wilson, Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, Simon Callow|
|Genres:||Drama - Romantic, Music/Musical - Musical, Romance - Musical|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
The Phantom Of The Opera
|Run time:||2 hours 23 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 May 2005|
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Brilliant!!!By A Hobbit from The Shire , 19 Dec 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Don't listen to the people who are saying that this was rubbish or boring......they are quite frankly wrong. This was a wonderful film, beautiful, heartbreaking, funny and captivating all at the same time. The sets and costumes are exquisite and the acting was wonderful. The songs were beautifully performed all round and Gerard Butler really out does himself with his portrayal of the phantom. If you don't like musicals or would rather die a very slow and painful death at the hands of a hobbit than go to the opera, then this probably isnt your thing. after all it is called the phantom of the OPERA!!! therefore there are several operas in it. however, if you could sit through an opera without becoming suicidal then you should definatly see this. i dont particularly like opera and i was completely enthralled from start to finish. watch this film or the phantom will get you!!!!
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Go to a great musical production in your own living room!By Bobsview (559 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 10 Jun 2012Superb adaptation of the legendary stage musical. a wolrd class spectacular production that does the stage musical proud and captures the atmosphere. The music of the Phantom was a true masterpiece and may never be equalled in its brilliance, and its exquisite quality is beautifully and perfectly performed in this film.
proven wrongBy dec8918 (1 review) , 09 Apr 2012im a squadie and when my gf first said she wanted to watch phantom of the opra i thought it would be another waist of two hours of my life! i was wrong! amazing film and now one of my fav! wasnt sure about the first 10 mins with colta but once it got into it fantastic andrew loyd webber is a lirical geniuse!
Amazing filmBy a customer , 10 Feb 2012I so am in love with The Phantom of the Opera it is a amazing film and an amzing cast Gerard Butler made a amazing Phantom i loved him in it and i made my own mind up and before i watched this film i didn't like musicals but now i love Phantom and i am 15 so any age can really enjoy this film I LOVED IT
phantom fantasticBy mickey62 (10 reviews) from Lincoln , 12 Nov 2011What a film fantastic it was a pleasure to watch,loved every second of it such fantastic acting great songs you have to rent this film its a must see.
Ignore the bad reviews and make your own mind up!By FuzzyRedhead (37 reviews) from Norwich , 01 Nov 2011I stumbled onto this movie when Film4 screened it and wow, it blew me away on so many levels that I was shocked to find it had such poor ratings on RT. It's one of the most visually stunning movies I've seen in a LONG time, and the sets and costumes are right up there with Bram Stoker's Dracula and the Age of Innocence. I'd never heard the full score of Phantom and I was crying like a girl at the songs 'Think of me', 'Angel of Music' and 'Wishing you were somehow here again'. Reading more into the history of the film I learned there was a letter writing campaign by die hard Phantom fans, to have Michael Crawford be the star of the film, and not Gerard Butler. Having heard Crawford's often nasal and whiny tones, I'm glad he wasn't cast. The die-hards said that he was 'the most seductive Phantom' but after seeing Butler sing 'Music of the night' you REALLY don't get more seductive than that, I needed a cold shower after that scene :D
Butler was an interesting casting as he's not a trained singer and I'll admit, he does murder a few of the lines of various songs and maybe could have beneffited with a bit more vocal training. But he was cast to be a rougher, more passionate and intense Phantom, and he pulls it off and looks fantastic to boot. I'd choose him over Raoul anytime!
Emmy Rossum is a revelation, she was only 18 when she filmed this and is a trained soprano. She has a perfect mix of girlish innocence and a heavenly voice to play Christine, but during 'The point of no return' and 'Music of the night' you can see the woman in her coming through as she responds to the Phantom's passion for her. Awesome :D
Ignore all the bad reviews and make your own mind up about this movie, it's a feast for the ears and eyes!