Released: 11/05/2012 General releaseThe gothic TV soap from the late-1960s gets the Tim Burton treatment. Johnny Depp, of course, takes the starring role as Barnabus Collins, made a vampire 1752 after breaking the heart of a witch (played by Eva Green). Freed from his grave 200 years later, he goes in search of his old family mansion, and encounters the horribly dysfunctional surviving Collins clan. For more information visit: http://darkshadowsmovie.warnerbros.com/index.html Buy: http://www.myvue.com/latest-movies/info/film/dark-shadows
The Telegraph“Far from the worst of Tim Burton’s films...” This is Depp and Burton’s eighth film together, which brings them dead level with De Niro and Scorsese, although in numerical terms only. Dark Shadows looks as beguiling as a deserted mansion on a lonely hill, but it’s every bit as empty...
Time Out“Any sane audience will have stopped caring...” Tim Burton proves conclusively that there is really only one string to his bow with this creepy, kooky, spooky, largely tedious tale of vampires, werewolves, witches and movie stars in far too much eyeliner...
Little White Lies“Not, by any means, a good film...” The problem with Burton is everything has to be sweet and sour at the same time. He too often attempts to please everyone and ends up pleasing no-one...
Evening Standard“Doesn’t, in fact, measure up to the best Burton...” The tone is not unlike that of The Munsters. It intends to be funny, even witty, rather than frightening, and that means everyone plays as straight as possible within the eccentric confines of their parts...
Total Film “A film, like its hero, that doesn’t quite know what it is...” One of the strangest mainstream releases of recent times, Dark Shadows’ demented gothic melodrama/fish-out-of-water comedy/creature feature feels like you’ve slipped into a Burton fever-dream...
Guardian“There are shadows, but they conceal nothing...” It is all perfectly decent, more relaxed and less self-conscious than the madly overdone Alice in Wonderland, and perhaps more approachable than Burton's musical Sweeney Todd...
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