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Tim Burton United States, 2012

Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Dark Shadows

This had every potential to be awesome, but it all goes painfully wrong in the execution. Surprisingly, it's not the cringe-inducing goofy mess the trailers seemed to promise, but it's most glaring flaw might be something even worse: it's boring. Dull, talky, and plodding, the script is woefully lazy and underworked; even Burton's distinct visual style looks tired and routine. A major disappointment.