Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 545

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 579

Theatrical Release Date: 12/21/2007

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/01/2008

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Musical

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Tim Burton

Actors: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Spall, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower

Plot: When a man comes home after fifteen years in prison to find his wife dead and his daughter in the hands of an evil judge, he vows to take vengeance on those that have wronged him.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/22/2019

Combining a musical and a slasher film, "Sweeney Todd" features Johnny Depp at his devilish best as the malicious, but likable title character.

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Indyfreak - wrote on 07/25/2014

I guess I'm a troglodyte since I was bored by this film. It looks good and there are some catchy musical numbers but man, to me this was just an overindulgence of everything to expect from a Tim Burton film.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/19/2012

Tim Burton does an admirable job of adding his macabre visual flair onto his adaptation of the dark musical. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter give broad performances and the production design drips black humor. The real star is the soundtrack, which probably accounts for three of the four stars of my rating, but, so what, I'm a sucker for musicals.

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Sweeney Todd - Review

Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/08/2014

"There was a barber and his wife, and she was beautiful. A foolish barber and his wife. She was his reason and his life, and she was beautiful. And she was virtuous. And he was..."

The last great movie from Tim Burton.

Sure, Frankenweenie and Big Eyes were fine, but I honestly felt his heart and soul went into this movie than his recent ones.

The bloodiest musical ever staged and I loved it.

'Sweeney Todd' is a fantastic dark tale of bloody revenge with bottled up sorrow. There's something incredibly spectral about the atmosphere throughout the movie that uniquely blends shadows and darkness to create traumatic events. However, the movie isn't shy away of dark humor.

With it being a musical, the songs are all equally brilliant. My favorites are between "My friends" and …

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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/29/2012

I hate musicals. I'm not just saying that to appear manly; I really, really do. But I was willing to give this a chance because I'm a big fan of Tim Burton and I thought if anyone could pull it off, it would be him. His trademark Gothic imagery is as excellent as always, and Johnny Depp and Helena are pretty damn good, surrounded by some great production design and lovely costumes. AS LONG AS THEY'RE NOT SINGING. The fact is I was willing to give this a chance thinking I could grit my teeth through the musical numbers in order to enjoy the rest of the film. But there IS NO rest of the film. It's like a camp pantomime cum bohemian opera in which the dialogue in its ENTIRETY is sung in half-arsed cod poetry. I sat through it to enjoy Burton's visuals but only by viewing it on fast forward. …

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Great Burton, Wonderful Musical

Zombified - wrote on 12/27/2009

I've always had this weird love for Tim Burton movies, and somehow I knew that Sweeney Todd would be just as good, if not better, than all the rest.

The story of Sweeney Todd is wonderful, eerie, and down right gory. I loved the way the story progressed, along with how the characters developed. The little ways the characters reacted to each other made the story even better with each second. Even if the characters were slightly different, the story would still be wonderful.

The characters really do help the story move along. The characters are realistic, but at the same time, they're really far from the world. The way that Sweeney Todd acts through the movie is really interesting. I especially love the way that he interacts with Mrs. Lovett. There's just something about their …

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