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

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Release Date: December 21st, 2007

DVD Release Date: April 1st, 2008

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, Ed Sanders

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Musical , Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Zanuck Company, Parkes/MacDonald

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: London, Madcap, Judge, Revenge, Love, Murder, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Teaming with Depp, his long-time alter ego, Burton makes Sweeney a smoldering dark pit of fury and hate that consumes itself. With his sturdy acting and surprisingly good voice, Depp is a Sweeney Todd for the ages. show more

  • 100
    Glenn KennyPremiere

    The result is one of the odder and, certainly the most compelling of the short stream of Broadway-to-Hollywood transplants of recent years. The interweaving of the music and the visuals casts an unusual, restive spell of delight and unease. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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 beauty with dark, sad eyes and a pouting mouth and a persistent fantasy that she and the barber will someday settle by the seaside. Not bloody likely. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Art Direction
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)