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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

R| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
Evil Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) lusts for the beautiful wife of a London barber (Johnny Depp) and transports him to Australia for a crime he did not commit. Returning after 15 years and calling himself Sweeney Todd, the now-mad man vows revenge, applying his razor to unlucky customers and shuttling the bodies down to Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), who uses them in her meat-pie shop. Though many fall to his blade, he will not be satisfied until he slits Turpin's throat.

Cast: Johnny Depp , Helena Bonham Carter , Alan Rickman , Timothy Spall , Sacha Baron Cohen , Jayne Wisener , Jamie Campbell Bower , Edward Sanders

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Musical, Crime drama, Thriller

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

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

Release Date: December 21st, 2007|1 hr. 57 min.

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  • This Sweeney is a bloody wonder, intimate and epic, horrific and heart-rending as it flies on the wings of Sondheim's most thunderously exciting score. show more

  • What looks good on paper contracts doesn't guarantee results. Stylized but spasmodic, this "Sweeney" seems more interested in distancing than captivating an audience. show more

  • An elegant horror film, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, that takes pleasure in its own theatricality, gives pleasure with caustic wit, trusts the power of Stephen Sondheim's score and exults in flights of fancy that only a movie can provide. show more

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  • January 06, 2012 hannahsmine
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    it was great, as everything Depp does.

  • December 19, 2009 Lil mikey 1012
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    im suree the play was an amazing peice of liturature because the movie was outstanding! The horror and the blood is very epic and eerie.. the soundtrack is magnificent! if u listen to the words, u'll find it very suspenseful and scary ,... and (spoiler alert) there are people who u do not expect to die, that die.... everyones evil; every character has there evilness in this movie;EVERY character, besides maybe 2 or 3, but every single character have evilness in them... i would defidently suggest this movie... OVERALL RATING - 9.7/10

  • September 29, 2009 Wmac212
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    This is another great example of Tim Burton's work. Johnny Depp was really awesome. The rest of the actors that I can't name right were awesome to. I give this masterpiece of a film a really, really, REALLY strong 5 OUT OF 5!

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