The Phantom 1996

Critics score:
43 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Susan Stark, Detroit News: Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: It's nice to see some things done the old way. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: If Treat Williams were the Phantom and Billy Zane the capitalist villain would any significant nuances be lost? Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: As the Phantom, Billy Zane, buff to the max, has a likable insouciance, but there's not much he can do to flesh out this relic. Read more

Globe and Mail: Read more

Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times: The pleasures are familiar, but not the least bit inspired. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: This is the kind of movie that offers modest entertainment while you're in the theater, but is forgotten by the time you get home. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The Phantom is one of the best-looking movies in any genre Ihave ever seen. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: A lightweight action adventure, derivative in its look and approach. It's strictly for kids, but it's possible to appreciate the picture for what it is. Read more

Trevor Johnston, Time Out: This belated, albeit decorative adaptation looks tamely second-hand. Read more

Godfrey Cheshire, Variety: While it hardly stands to vanquish the celluloid incarnations of Superman and Batman, this version of an older cartoon crusader's exploits does have a pleasingly astute sense of its place in the great scheme of things pulp. Read more