Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Never forget. Never forgive.


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Set in London a few hundred years back, a young barber is happily married with a wife and daughter. An evil judge takes a fancy to his wife, and deports the barber to Australia on trumped-up charges. Years later, the barber manages to return, seeking revenge. He sets up shop in his old premises, but with a twist... customers leave via a chute to the meat pie kitchen downstairs, after he has slit their throats...

115 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Crime, Drama, Musical, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower
Director
Tim Burton
ScreenplayJohn Logan, based on the play by Christopher Bond and musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler
MusicStephen Sondheim
CinematographyDariusz Wolski
EditingChris Lebenzon
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byDreamworks SKG, Film IT, Parkes/MacDonald Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures, The Zanuck Company

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, thriller, musical
LanguageMild, infrequent, no impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceIntense psychological and physical violence, bloody, graphic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
2
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
15
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
15
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
15
The Citizen
Natalie Bosman
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
BBC
Paul Arendt quote iconFinally, Sweeney Todd is much like one of Mrs Lovett's meat pies: satisfying, drenched in blood and full of surprises.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe 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.
20
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconIn the end, the real problem with the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is that he's not as bloody fun as he should be.
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThis 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.
18
ScreenIt
quote iconWhile 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.
14
Metacritic.com
39 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
176 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThis macabre musical is perfectly helmed and highly entertaining.
17

What the People say

Internet
37401 Netizens quote iconDark Humor Done Right
16

Average .. 77%

15




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