Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Synopsis
Sweeney Todd sets up a barber shop down in London for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant,
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Helena Bonham Carter may be Burton's inamorata, but apart from that, she is perfectly cast, not as a vulgar fishwife type but as a petite...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
An elegant horror film, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, that takes pleasure in its own theatricality, gives pleasure with...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Teaming with Depp, his long-time alter ego, Burton makes Sweeney a smoldering dark pit of fury and hate that consumes itself. With his...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This Sweeney is a bloody wonder, intimate and epic, horrific and heart-rending as it flies on the wings of Sondheim's most thunderously...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Mesmerizing and highly entertaining.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie is so finely minced a mixture of Sondheim's original melodrama and Burton's signature spicing that it's difficult to think of any...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Sweeney Todd comes as close to raging at normalcy as Burton has dared. It's no coincidence that the rage is borrowed from a greater artist.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Depp may not be a trained singer, but his voice is more than passable, and his presence - his Sweeney is Edward Scissorhands gone bad - is...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
With Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Tim Burton gives new meaning to the term "director's cut."
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San Francisco Chronicle

What looks good on paper contracts doesn't guarantee results. Stylized but spasmodic, this "Sweeney" seems more interested in distancing...
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Warning to straight guys...it’s a MUSICAL

By Jaycee5
This movie could have been great. Great director, great cast, great plot, great cinematography, great costumes. Everything was there. So what went wrong? I’ll tel ya’. IT”S A MUSICAL. ATTENTION...

dark, brilliant, sexy, funny = BEAUTIFUL.

By rosettamarie
I couldn't be a bigger fan of Sweeney Todd. First off, let me just express how impressed I am with the musical aspect of this film. What a treat! Honestly, I find the movie much more appealing than...

Wickedly Awesome!!

By Free_Movies_4_Life
I saw an advance screen of Sweeney Todd on 12-19-07. I have to say that I am impressed. The movie was exactly like the musical. Tim burton made no changes at all and I am happy about that. The...

The Closest Shave You'll Ever Have

By phantomasmsa
This is by far the best movie that I have seen this year. I personally think that his Sweeney Todd is better than his Jack Sparrow. I am into the more darker aspect of movies. The music was excelent...

Satisfying even to fans of the Broadway original

By pennysmom
The Variety review (in the Critics section) is very accurate. Sweeney Todd is my favorite musical out of many many musicals, and I was worried that the film (even with favorites Johnny Depp and Tim...

Amazing Movie!!!!

By devon612
I didn't know exactly what to expect with a horror/musical starring Johnny Depp, but I was surprised!! Depp did any amazing job as usual. The movie kept your attention and had you laughing...


By luvin_movies
its not even funny how good this movie is!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT EVEN FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!! omg this is thee best movie in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Bloody Noir

By M Procter
This film is violent but highly entertaining. The black and white and sepia tone of the camera work in Sweeney Todd sets off the buckets of bright red blood handsomely. The Sondheim songs are...

Depp is the Perfect Sweeney Todd

By moonrisenxsarlett
I have seven letters for you: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is an extrodinary movie. I never thought Johnny Depp would be that good of a singer, in fact, I never...

Sweeny Todd Perfect in many ways

Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winner Johnny Depp collaberates again with director and long time Tim Burton to do a film 20 years in the making. Depp plays the infamous murderous barber Sweeny...

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Rated R | For graphic bloody violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Movie is darker, much bloodier than stage musical.
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