Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Poster

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: Thriller, Crime drama, Musical

Production Co: Zanuck Company, Parkes/MacDonald

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • With Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Tim Burton gives new meaning to the term "director's cut." show more

  • 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

  • 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.

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Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Art Direction