|Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: December 22, 2004||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Lord Lloyd Webber's thorough acquaintance with the canon of 18th- and 19th-century classical music is not in doubt, but his attempt to force a marriage between that tradition and modern musical theater represents a victory of pseudo-populist grandiosity over taste - an act of cultural butchery akin to turning an aviary of graceful swans and brilliant peacocks into an order of Chicken McNuggets. Read full review
An experience best likened to being battered by hurricane-force winds generated by an organ with all stops pulled permanently out.
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