After being turned into a vampire by a jilted lover, Barnabas (Johnny Depp) is entombed for two centuries until he emerges into the very changed world of 1972.
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Mixed-up Depp/Burton vampire comedy has blood, innuendo.
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Rotten: At once a brash, strutting pop culture pastiche and gloomy exercise in self-cannibalizing nostalgia, "Dark Shadows" is depressing on myriad levels.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, May 11, 2012
Rotten: This is not so much a coherent movie as it is a long, expensive joke in search of a purpose.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Rotten: Handsome, vaguely true to the old soap opera, and inert.
- Bob Mondello, NPR, Thursday, May 10, 2012
"It's silly and not very interesting. If your going to make a silly film then make it funny. Obviously this film didn't get the memo. I can't believe this movie is listed as a horror flick. Where was the horror? If someone finds it, please let me know. The acting was good. I think Depp has become too comfortable in playing these off beat quirky characters. It would be nice to see him in a thriller or crime suspense film for a change. The movie is forgettable. Which explains why it's taken me so long to write my thoughts on it. I forgot I watched it until I saw it on my profile page."
- LWOODS04, Thursday, November 8, 2012