Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street R

Never Forget. Never Forgive.
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 1, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2007 - Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 1,695,902
Mr. Burton's film adaptation of Mr. Sondheim's musical, is as dark and terrifying as any motion picture in recent memory....Expressing a breathtakingly, rigorously pessimistic view of human nature. It is also something close to a masterpiece...
New York Times
Dec 21, 2007
[T]his opulent, attentive production is splashed with signature style and hell-bent on entertaining... -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 21, 2007
Rating: 4/4 -- A brilliant mix of beauty and horror, shot in near-monochromatic tones by cinematographer Dariusz Wolski and deftly blended and juxtaposed by Burton. Full Review
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
Jun 6, 2019
Without any warmth and humor at all, how are you meant to care? I'm not saying you always have to care about someone in a movie - not at all - but here the story is so ludicrous that, unless you can, why bother? Full Review
The Spectator
Aug 22, 2018
Rating: 2/4 -- Revenge stories don't get a pass just because they are about revenge. If there is a genuine meaning to the legend of Benjamin Barker and what he must go through, poor Tim Burton is no closer to understanding it than his predecessors were. Full Review
Cinemaphile.org
Apr 28, 2016
4 stars out of 5 -- [I]t's the giddy, relentless nihilism of the film that will thrill even the most showtune-phobic.
Uncut
Mar 1, 2008
3.5 stars out of 4 -- Depp is simply stupendous....Depp erases the line between singing and acting, fusing them into something that keeps the movie blazing.
Rolling Stone
Dec 27, 2007

Product Description:

With its rivers of blood, this adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical isn't for the faint of heart--or stomach. But thanks to the black humor, impeccable production design, and gorgeous music, Tim Burton fans will want to sing after seeing SWEENEY TODD. For his sixth collaboration with the director, Johnny Depp stars as Benjamin Barker aka Sweeney Todd, a barber falsely imprisoned by Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman). After leaving prison, he comes back to Victorian London to find his wife poisoned and his daughter held captive. As he plots his revenge, Sweeney joins forces with Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), and while he preys on clients asking for a shave, his new partner turns the bodies into baked goods. But the judge still lives, and the razor-wielding madman wants his vengeance.

Though it's a musical, SWEENEY TODD has more in common with Italian horror films such as SUSPIRIA than it does with CHICAGO. Even the horror-musical hybrid LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS pales in comparison to the darkness found here. Previous Burton-Depp pairings have veered toward the macabre, but this reaches a glorious new level. Though they've made excellent films apart, their partnership has produced some of their best work, including EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, ED WOOD, and now SWEENEY TODD. Depp demonstrates his rock-band roots as the antihero of the title with another amazing performance, while Bonham Carter is both hilarious and heartbreaking as the eager Mrs. Lovett. But credit also belongs to production designer Dante Ferretti, director of photography Dariusz Wolski, and, of course, Burton, for showing a sooty London that is just as dark as the film's subject matter. Source composer Sondheim should also be recognized for the haunting songs that threaten to stick in viewers' heads, but the film as a whole also deserves to be remembered for its beauty and brutality.

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