Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Reviews

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August 23, 2018
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?
April 28, 2016
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.
September 30, 2014
Sweeney Todd is maybe a bit too Grand for its own good. It's all danse, no macabre.
October 5, 2010
Looks incredible, like a moving painting, but it's absolutely mediocre...
October 18, 2008
The film suffers from a relentless emphasis on bland, thoroughly forgettable musical numbers whose sameness inevitably lends the proceedings a distinctly oppressive quality.
October 18, 2008
Depp does about as well as anyone other than Len Cariou could with his one-note character. Bonham-Carter gives Mrs. Lovett a game stab, but she suffers from all that freaky makeup and lacks the voice of an Angela Lansbury.
October 16, 2008
There is much to like in Burton's Sweeney Todd and much not to like, a rather hit-and-miss affair.
March 30, 2008
Depp as the malevolent, pasty faced serenading barber chopping away at assorted customer throats while in razor rage meltdown, can't seem to carry a tune quite as impressively as a deadly weapon. Could bring beards back into fashion in a jiffy.
February 22, 2008
I was bored out of my skull during many a scene in this film, and wouldn't dare recommend it to anyone who, like me, doesn't like old fashioned musicals.
February 13, 2008
Un musical soporífero y sangriento que parecía ideal para la macabra imaginación de Tim Burton, pero que resulta una verdadera decepción.
February 2, 2008
Tim Burton takes his trademarks and destroys one of theater's great musicals.
January 12, 2008
Isn't cannibalism and the slitting of throats a hoot!
January 10, 2008
Similar to watching a movie about cattle being killed and cut up at a slaughter house, but more entertaining.
December 29, 2007
Great idea--a musical with actors who can't sing.
December 29, 2007
Love the play, but this film adaptation left a bad taste in my mouth.
December 24, 2007
Should have been a standing triple for Burton to hit off the wall instead of hitting it head-on until the guignol nature became less than grand.
December 21, 2007
This Sweeney Todd is all subtext and no substance. It starts off large and swaggering but doesn't know where to turn next: Burton seems fixated on serving up an event, to the extent that he neglects to dig into the story.
December 21, 2007
A movie musical for people who don't like musicals, in the way that -- for example -- Kenneth Branagh's 'Frankenstein' was a horror movie for people who don't like horror movies.
December 21, 2007
Stylized but spasmodic, this Sweeney seems more interested in distancing than captivating an audience.
December 21, 2007
The whole experience is underwhelming, except for the violence, which is entirely overwhelming.
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