Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Movie Review

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

2007 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Musical
116 minutes /

User Score: 76/100


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Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Review

Synopsis:

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton join forces again in a big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical thriller "Sweeney Todd." Depp stars in the title role as a man unjustly sent to prison who 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, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again." Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney’s amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies. The cast also includes Alan Rickman, who portrays the evil Judge Turpin, who sends Sweeney to prison and Timothy Spall as the Judge’s wicked associate Beadle Bamford and Sacha Baron Cohen is a rival barber, the flamboyant Signor Adolfo Pirelli.


About Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Title: Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Original Title: Sweeney Todd
AKA: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Year: 2007
Runtime: 116 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Musical
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.8/5 stars from 17 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 17
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Jamie Campbell Bower, Gaye Brown, Norman Campbell Rees, Jonathan Williams, Jody Halse, Aron Paramor, Harry Taylor, Nick Thomas-Webster, Philip Philmar, Tatsujiro Oto, Chloe Page, Nicholas Hewetson, Emma Hewitt, Peter Mountain, Neil Findlater, Laura Michelle Kelly, Phill Woodfine, Stephen Ashfield, Elizabeth Ford, Jayne Wisener, Toby Hefferman, Jerry Judge, Tim Glanfield, Ed Sanders, Charlotte Child, Kas Graham
Writers: John Logan, Hugh Wheeler, Christopher Bond
Director: Tim Burton

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