• alphonse

    ★★ Watched by alphonse 18 Dec, 2014 4

    A film where Tim Burton is trying too hard to be himself, Dark Shadows is a ridiculous mess that shows a talented director completely lost and disoriented in his own exuberance—he tries so hard to put the Gothic style in practice and fails so miserably that his film becomes accidentally laughable and too silly for its own good. That's even worse when we know that the man sitting in the director's chair is Tim Burton, a man who was once…

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  • Artorias

    ★★½ Watched by Artorias 18 Dec, 2014

    Switching between funny jokes with cultural references and awful and already seen jokes, Dark Shadows might just be the corniest film I've ever seen with tacky dialogue and stupid ghosts, vampires, werewolves and witches played by several awful secondary actors all mixed up in a terribly gay plot. Still, I was very entertained while watching it and it's always good to know Tim Burton still has some qualities as a director although he has lost himself in his own style.…

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  • DMC Kafka

    ★★★ Watched by DMC Kafka 14 Dec, 2014

    After reading The Dissolve's excellent Career View on Tim Burton, I got an urge to watch more from him - although The Nightmare Before Christmas has long been a family tradition and the softie in me can't get enough of Big Fish, I actually haven't seen that many Burton movies at all. Ed Wood, the aforementioned Big Fish and Nightmare (although he didn't direct the latter), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and his utterly terrible Planet of the Apes remake…

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  • joelhwa

    ★★★★ Watched by joelhwa 19 Nov, 2012

    8/10: It is dark, funny and overall classic Tim Burton. Overall, the film grabs my attention and keeps it throughout. The dialog is entertaining, exceptional music score and cinematography. Ignore the critics and poor reviews, watch it yourself and make your own judgement.

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  • Meral

    ½ Watched by Meral 12 Dec, 2014

    I don't know if I am 'too old' for this movie or just that the whole story is uninteresting, I feel as if the plot is too shallow. Bummer(?)

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  • Chloe

    ★★★★ Added by Chloe

    I, only just becoming a Burton fan myself, loved this movie. The gothic style is getting a little boring and isn't as good as the classics like Scissorhands and Beetlejuice but was still strong. The characters were weird and contrasting but strong especially Vicky. The story was good but it felt slow and dragging in the middle. It felt like there wasn't enough they could do with the characters and so kept repeating themselves. The music by Danny Elfman was again amazing like everything he does. Overall, good.

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  • Joyce Heinen

    ★★½ Watched by Joyce Heinen 07 Dec, 2014

    Bringing a vampire story to life is off course perfect for director Tim Burton. His good friend Johnny Depp portrays the leading character Barnabas Collins, who has been obsessed by this character for years. Both actor and director are fans of the series created by Dan Curtis, aired during 1966 and 1971.

    In the prologue of “Dark Shadows” we see the history of the Collins family. In 1752 they move from Liverpool to Collinsport, Maine where they earn their money…

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  • Hanu

    ★★★½ Added by Hanu

    Not the best Tim Burton movie but still good. JOHNNY DEPP <3

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  • jakk

    ★★ Watched by jakk 07 Dec, 2014

    Visually stunning. Beyond that, not much.

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  • Adam Theeye Pittman

    ★★★★ Added by Adam Theeye Pittman

    My review -- this film is now showing at Hollywood cinema, it is outstandingly wonderful and Tim Burton back to his very best. To be honest some people are going to really enjoy this film and some people are just going to dislike this film strongly, I know this is a really random statement but it fits well in this review. I am one of the people that really enjoyed this film, it has a mysterious atmosphere with a good…

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  • Nicole Le Fevre

    ★★★ Added by Nicole Le Fevre

    Classic Tim Burton film, I happen to enjoy them.

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  • Nathan Richardson

    Added by Nathan Richardson

    The characters are paper thin, nothing makes any logical sense in regard to what has previously happened in the film and the decisions made by our unlikable cast.

    I'm so harsh on this film because of bland Tim Burton movies have become. This being one of them that seals the fact at least for me, that he has lost it.

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