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Sweeney Todd (2007)

Sweeney Todd

Overview


Genre

Musical, Drama, Thriller

Release Date

December 21, 2007 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

DreamWorks

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Tim Burton

Producer

Richard D. Zanuck, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, John Logan

Screenwriter

John Logan

Starring

Story


Johnny Depp and Tim Burton join forces again in a big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim?s award-winning musical thriller "Sweeney Todd." Depp stars in the title role as a man unjustly sent to prison who vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again." Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney's amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies. The cast also includes Alan Rickman, who portrays the evil Judge Turpin, who sends Sweeney to prison and Timothy Spall as the Judge's wicked associate Beadle Bamford and Sacha Baron Cohen is a rival barber, the flamboyant Signor Adolfo Pirelli.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..there is a lack of depth to the whole thing that makes it more of an eccentric diversion than a genre staple..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
“..a dark, gripping, awesome version of the "Demon Barber of Fleet Street" story..”
by Janos Gereben [Entertainment Insiders]
“..not a great movie musical, but it's a thoughtfully daring and unique one..”
by Bob Strauss [LA Daily News]