• Keelee von Cupcake

    ★★★★ Watched by Keelee von Cupcake 11 Jun, 2012

    I saw this film during its theatrical release with my Mom at the good old Hollywood Theater in Crowley. Which was very appropriate, considering she gave me my lifelong love of the wonderful, operatic horror soap opera it's based on. She used to run home after school every day to watch it, and she shared that with me by taping the syndication off the Sci-Fi Channel when it was still called that.

    As to the film itself, I was pretty…

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  • fdash

    ★½ Added by fdash

    What was the point of this.

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  • André Belo

    ★★½ Watched by André Belo 10 Mar, 2015

    Here are a few considerations regarding 'Dark Shadows':

    - On one hand, the script seemed a bit gawky and messy.

    - On the other hand, the soundtrack is very enjoyable.

    - Johnny Depp was a lousy vampire. Not his best role, in fact.

    - Quite the opposite is Eva Green's role. She's one bad sexy lady, hmm...

    - The attempt by Tim Burton to mix comedy and classic horror, moreover, placing the main plot in the 70s, didn't work out…

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  • 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. Plus two stars for co-starring Eva Green.

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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? Stop destroying my love for you, i thought we had something?!

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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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