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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)



Critic Consensus: Full of pith and Grand Guignol grossness, this macabre musical is perfectly helmed and highly entertaining. Tim Burton masterfully stages the musical in a way that will make you think he has done this many times before.

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Unjustly sent to prison, a man 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, he becomes Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, who "shaved the faces of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard of again." Sweeney's amorous accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, creates diabolical meat pies.
R (for graphic bloody violence)
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Mystery & Suspense
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Johnny Depp
as Sweeney Todd
Helena Bonham Carter
as Mrs. Lovett
Alan Rickman
as Judge Turpin
Timothy Spall
as Beadle Bamford
Sacha Baron Cohen
as Adolfo Pirelli
Jamie Campbell Bower
as Anthony Hope
Laura Michelle Kelly
as Beggar Woman
Ed Sanders
as Toby
Jayne Wisener
as Johanna
Jody Halse
as Policeman #1
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Critic Reviews for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

All Critics (222) | Top Critics (48)

This is grand-scale studio-work at its most beguiling.

November 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

A considerable achievement even if, on balance, it's more of a Tim Burton phantasmagoria than a Sondheim fantasia.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

As unsettling as it is riveting. Even Sondheim aficionados will see the story with fresh eyes, unless those eyes are covered.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

The movie may substitute Grand Guignol for laughs at times, but it's spectacularly stylized -- each throat-slashing exceptional -- persuasively sung, and imaginatively adapted for the screen.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

It's as if Burton was born to direct it.

Full Review… | May 22, 2008
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Scissorhands was bright with eye-popping pastels that took on a sordid sheen; Sweeney has no such subtext: it's black, black, and gray, except when the screen floods blood red

Full Review… | January 29, 2008
I.E. Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

I normally don't like musicals but "Sweeney Todd" is an exception. The story is powerful and is accompanied with some decent songs. It gets brutal at times and the meat pies are downright disgusting. But still, it's very entertaining.

Eric Shankle
Eric Shankle

Super Reviewer

I was never the biggest musical fan,I had very little interest in the genre.However, when I saw this film, it was incredible.A strong story fused with the amazing talents of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. With powerful yet touching music, this is quite possible Tim Burton's greatest film.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

A musical slasher flick that is just beyond fun. This is Tim Burton and if you dont care for him dont watch but if you do this is a good one.

John Manard
John Manard

Super Reviewer

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