General Information

Glossary: D
Released Year: 2012
Runtime: 113 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Directors: Tim Burton
Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith, John August
Casts: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Ray Shirley, Christopher Lee, Alice Cooper, Ivan Kaye, Susanna Cappellaro, Josephine Butler
IMDB: Dark Shadows (2012) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.3

Reviews

83
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Depp's performance is more than just funny - it's ghoulishly endearing.
75
San Francisco Chronicle - Mick LaSalle
There are times, not too many, when the movie drags. But when you consider all the pitfalls avoided, and all the laughs and pleasures it provides along the way, Dark Shadows is a satisfying and skillful effort.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer - Steven Rea
Pinpointing the era - lovingly - is very much what Dark Shadows' has on its mind. While there's a tangle of romance and vengeance and all sorts of family matters to deal with, Burton's film is really about hippies in bell-bottoms, stoned out in their VW micro-buses.
75
Boston Globe - Ty Burr
Tim Burton has got his groove back.

Dark Shadows (2012)


In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better...