• Released
  • May 11, 2012
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 52 min
  • Horror
    IMAX
  • 201 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Vampire Barnabas Collins escapes from his tomb after 200 years and returns to his family estate.

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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Depp's performance is more than just funny - it's ghoulishly endearing.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Tim Burton has got his groove back.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By 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...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By 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...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The pleasures of Dark Shadows are frustratingly hit-and-miss. In the end, it all collapses into a spectacularly gorgeous heap.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
At its best in comic mode, more effective as goofy spoof than horror show.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Whether it works is a matter of taste, but the fact that Burton's revisit unearths enough fun while feeling like four films in one is...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Dark Shadows sinks its teeth half-way into its potentially meaty material but hesitates to go all the way.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Amusing, in fits and spurts, and sure to make tons of money, but terribly familiar and fatigued.
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40

NPR

By Bob Mondello
It's stately with a smirk, crossing Bram Stoker with "The Addams Family" to arrive at what sometimes feels like a wildly overproduced...
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Rated PG-13 | For Smoking, Some Drug Use, Sexual Content, Language and Comic Horror Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Mixed-up Depp/Burton vampire comedy has blood, innuendo.
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