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

Unjustly sent to prison, a man 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, he becomes Sweeney Todd, the Demon… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 21, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2008
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Full of pith and Grand Guignol grossness, this macabre musical is perfectly helmed and highly entertaining. Tim Burton masterfully stages the musical in a way that will make you think he has done this many times before.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

This is grand-scale studio-work at its most beguiling.

Bob Mondello

The movie may substitute Grand Guignol for laughs at times, but it's spectacularly stylized -- each throat-slashing exceptional -- persuasively sung, and imaginatively adapted for the screen.

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David Keyes

Revenge stories don't get a pass just because they are about revenge. If there is a genuine meaning to the legend of Benjamin Barker and what he must go through, poor Tim Burton is no closer to understanding it than his predecessors were.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

A considerable achievement even if, on balance, it's more of a Tim Burton phantasmagoria than a Sondheim fantasia.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's as if Burton was born to direct it.

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Richard von Busack

This dark operatic movie looks like Burton meant every bit of it, that he shared this story's longing for death and night and blood.

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Gail Pennington
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As unsettling as it is riveting. Even Sondheim aficionados will see the story with fresh eyes, unless those eyes are covered.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Scissorhands was bright with eye-popping pastels that took on a sordid sheen; Sweeney has no such subtext: it's black, black, and gray, except when the screen floods blood red

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Mark Asch
Stop Smiling

Sweeney Todd is maybe a bit too Grand for its own good. It's all danse, no macabre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A musical slasher flick that is just beyond fun. This is Tim Burton and if you dont care for him dont watch but if you do this is a good one.
Eric Shankle
I normally don't like musicals but "Sweeney Todd" is an exception. The story is powerful and is accompanied with some decent songs. It gets… More
Bob Stinson
ennui - i'm done with the burton / depp show. just another vehicle for same - albeit a witty tuneful one.
Samuel Riley
I was never the biggest musical fan,I had very little interest in the genre.However, when I saw this film, it was incredible.A strong story fused with the… More
Daniel Mumby
One of the main accusations about Tim Burton is that he has essentially made the same film for more than thirty years. Burton's status as a latter-day… More
paul oh
Probably one of the few musicals that I didn't hate. Its plot is dark and the singing augments it. A fun watch for the older audience.