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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • 2007
  • US/UK
  • 116 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Written by: John Logan
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Jayne Wisener, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Ed Sanders
  • Website: www.sweeneytoddmovie.com

Stephen Sondheim's landmark 1979 Broadway musical is given the Burton treatment with Depp as the murdering butcher single-mindedly determined to avenge the kidnapping of his wife and daughter. With Mrs Lovett (Carter) as the emotional lynchpin of the piece, Rickman as the perfect pantomime villain and daring production design from Dante Ferretti, this is a visual and aural treat.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

17 Jan 20084 stars

MUSICAL/HORROR (18) 116min Stephen Sondheim’s landmark 1979 Broadway musical has now been given the Tim Burton treatment. The director’s favourite actor, Johnny Depp, ditches the cutesy mannerisms he brought to Edward Scissorhands and Pirates of…

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