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Dark Shadows

Overview


Genre :

Horror, Mystery

Release Date :

May 11, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Tim Burton

Starring :

Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Moretz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, Jonny Lee Miller, Christopher Lee, Thomas McDonell, Gulliver McGrath

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 5

“..this version of "Dark Shadows" would be a disappointment; from Burton, it's an even bigger one..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 5

“..the movie's tongue-in-cheek is firmly implanted, with jokes a-plenty referring to the outrageous styles of 1972..”
by Kimberly Gadette [Doddle]
2.5 of 4

“..the film's strength lies in the juxtaposition of director Tim Burton's Gothic world with '70s pop culture..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 5

“..the film turns out to be an uncertain combination of elements that unsuccessfully tries to be half-scary, half-funny and all strange..”
by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
2 of 4

“..the film needs comedic anarchy..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
“..the film is otherwise handsome, vaguely true to the old soap opera, and inert..”
by Bob Mondello [NPR]
“..that there was a lot of velvet and wall sconces and long meaningful looks between serious-faced adults in scary costumes..”
by Dana Stevens [Slate]
3 of 4

“..satisfying and skillful effort..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
“..most of them are conducted off-screen, which might disappoint vampire fanatics out there..”
by Joanna Langfield [The Movie Minute]
Review rate : B+

“..its real love affair is between Johnny Depp and the audience who's still hooked on seeing him get his freak on..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5

“..for all the plot that's unfolding, the movie keeps a very deliberate pace..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
“..amusing, in fits and spurts..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
2 of 4

“..a mess, and it's unclear whether its bizarre recipe of comedy, campy horror, and gothic melodrama will satisfy anyone, regardless of their familiarity with the source material..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]

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