• Adam Bolden

    ★★★½ Watched by Adam Bolden 11 May, 2012

    In the late 1700s, wealthy businessman Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) is turned into a vampire and his family cursed by a witch (Eva Green) until Barnabas learns to love her. He is buried and then unearthed in 1972 and must adjust to life in the new century while rebuilding his family name.

    I don't feel like I'm in a minority when I say that I've never seen the original Dark Shadows soap opera upon which this movie is based. Apparently…

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  • Spencer Vale

    ★★★ Watched by Spencer Vale 03 Mar, 2015

    Death becomes him

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  • Jules Mumford

    ★★★ Watched by Jules Mumford 14 Oct, 2012

    Based on an obscure black and white TV serial that few have ever heard of, Tim Burton's latest has it's work cut out finding an audience.

    However, teamed with his regular acting team of Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp, adding Michelle Pffeifer and Eva Green for good measure, we should be in for another Gothic treat.

    In 1776 Barnabas Collins (Depp) is an aristocratic young son of an immigrant Liverpudlian self made wealthy family, who own and manage a…

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  • vinylcollector

    ★★½ Watched by vinylcollector 20 Feb, 2015

    Entertaining enough

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  • David Steinlicht

    ★★ Added by David Steinlicht

    Oh, Tim Burton. Just not fun or scary.

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  • Spotted Lemur

    ★½ Added by Spotted Lemur

    Tim... I want to like you. I really do! But why do you have to make it so hard for me?

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  •  Justin Purwitsky

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Justin Purwitsky 02 Feb, 2015

    Watching this a second time I was surprised at how much repeat value this film held. I originally saw it in the theatres and back then I enjoyed the film while finding it a bit inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. This time it played a little bit better but by no means is it a masterpiece.

    Johnny Depp plays a vampire from the late 18th century who wakes up in the 1970's. His performance as Barnabas Collins is…

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  • cgk3

    ★★★★ Added by cgk3

    Finally a vampire that doesn't sparkle and has a sense of humour. Oh Barnabas! You are such a laugh! Excellent film and dark humour.

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  • Justin Key

    ★★½ Watched by Justin Key 26 May, 2012

    I *quite* enjoyed it; certainly not great; pacing and balance of humour and violence somewhat off-kilter, plot basis sketchy with logic, but overall a pleasant afternoon at the movies and a thoroughly enjoyable Depp performance...

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  • Sarfaraz Abbasi

    ★★★ Added by Sarfaraz Abbasi

    Dark Shadows
    Dir: Tim Burton
    Starring: Johnny Depp and more

    Based on the 1966-1971 Gothic horror soap opera of the same name. Dark Shadows is another collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp in a long time. Johnny Depp plays Barnabas Collins 200-years old vampire. Film bears extraordinary visuals and it sustains characters with solid backgrounds to jump in the game. Johnny Depp sincerely takes over his role, though it may not live up to his expectations to catapult him,…

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  • The Movie King

    ★½ Watched by The Movie King 15 Jan, 2015 2

    Let's see here... Dark Shadows is based off some 70's soap opera that nobody watches anymore that Tim Burton is making into a black comedy with his usual pairings of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter? This can't be too bad right? WRONG! Dark Shadows is a despicable attempt at a major motion picture. It squanders anything bold and creative about what Tim Burton's accomplished over the years, and instead wastes his time in trying to recreate a story nobody…

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  • Keith Phipps

    ★★★ Watched by Keith Phipps 15 Jan, 2015 1

    This probably benefitted from low expectations, but I thought it was pretty amusing until the overblown finale.

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