Ian Hobbs’s review published on Letterboxd:
"She is singing to bring down the chandelier!"
It's a sad fact that my first feature length silent film I didn't enjoy, and I don't know if it's because of it being a silent film or not. A classic to many people Rupert Julian's Phantom of the Opera is a story of love and hidden meanings morphed into one. It opens on a good note with a thriller vibe that plays off "The Phantom" very well and that classic unmasking scene is still great but towards the later half I found myself not as invested of wanting to see an ending. Some positive things thought are all the lead actors, Lon Chaney in particular was fantastic. He gave his all when it came to playing "The Phantom." Mary Philbian was really good as well. While a slight disappointment from the silent horror genre The Phantom of the Opera was still a pleasant viewing experience.