Never forget. Never forgive.
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower
|Screenplay||John Logan, based on the play by Christopher Bond and musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Dreamworks SKG, Film IT, Parkes/MacDonald Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures, The Zanuck Company|
|Genre||Crime, thriller, musical|
|Language||Mild, infrequent, no impact|
|Violence||Intense psychological and physical violence, bloody, graphic|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Diane de Beer
Paul Arendt Finally, Sweeney Todd is much like one of Mrs Lovett's meat pies: satisfying, drenched in blood and full of surprises.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The bloodiest musical in stage history, it now becomes the bloodiest in film history, and it isn't a jolly romp, either, but a dark revenge tragedy with heartbreak, mayhem and bloody good meat pies.
James Berardinelli In the end, the real problem with the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is that he's not as bloody fun as he should be.
Peter Travers 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.
While certainly not for all viewers, and even if it takes a bit to gain viewer engagement and traction, the film turns out to be, pardon the obligatory pun, fairly bloody fun for those looking for an unusual, but surprisingly engaging and entertaining movie musical.
Tomatometer This macabre musical is perfectly helmed and highly entertaining.
What the People say
37401 Netizens Dark Humor Done Right
Average .. 77%