Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 495

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 570

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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Rating of
4/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/08/2014

I normally don't like musicals but I loved this movie and it's songs.

Rating of
1.5/4

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.

Rating of
4/4

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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Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
1/4

"Sweeney Todd" by Yojimbo

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. …

Zombified
Zombified
Movie Star

Rating of
3.5/4

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 …

Mo-Writer
Mo-Writer
Movie Star

Rating of
4/4

Great Musical

Mo-Writer - wrote on 12/23/2009

I loved listing to "Sweeney Todd" music before the movie was first picked up. The music was wonderful and brought out by the fantastic singers that were chosen first. When I heard Tim Burton was picking up the musical and making it into a movie, I was ecstatic. This kind of musical was right down Tim Burton's alleyway.

The artistry and actors that went into "Sweeney Todd" still amazes me. Tim Burton does a really good job of picking actors that work well for the roles that they're portraying. Along with these actors, he films them well and brings to life a world that seems so real that I feel I'm there with them.

With "Sweeney Todd" the music sung was done beautifully. I loved the way the actors sounded by themselves and with the other actors. Along with the music, the actors …

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