• Chance

    ★★½ Watched by Chance 06 May, 2016

    I've never seen the original "musical thriller" production, so there's no way I can compare it to Tim Burton's film version. I've read that certain songs were left out and even abbreviated, but that doesn't influence this review since I don't even know what I'm missing to begin with.

    The songs in Sweeney Todd I did hear, however, really didn't move me or seem to have any sort of "hook". The music was just, well... dull. The story itself isn't…

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  • Andy Summers

    ★★★ Rewatched by Andy Summers 03 May, 2016

    The thing you have to admire about both Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter when they star in a Tim Burton film, is the dedication they bring to their roles. They also seem to bring their own clothes too, but Sweeney Todd : The Demon Barber of Fleet Street seems to find both of them those maniacal roles they suit so well. We all know the story of Sweeney Todd and his murderous spree in Victorian London, but his singing…

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  • Paul Moga

    ★★½ Rewatched by Paul Moga 27 Apr, 2016

    There was once a barber in London named Benjamin Barker and he had a beautiful wife and baby girl. However when a corrupt judge wants his wife for himself he sends the barber away to prison on false charges. Many years later Benjamin Barker returns to the foul streets of London only to find that his wife is supposedly dead and his daughter is being raised by the very man who sent him away. From that moment on Benjamin Barker…

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  • trigonof

    ★★★ Added by trigonof

    Its hard to make a musical scary, so what Burton did was he made it gorey, while the movie wasn't awful, it fell through on a general sense of distress. Maybe its just because Im not a big fan of musicals but Tim Burton didn't deliver like he did in A Nightmare Before Christmas.

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  • Chronos

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Chronos 25 Apr, 2016

    This just hooks me in from the first word on. In my Top 3 best Tim Burton movies.

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  • David Aitchison

    ★★★★ Watched by David Aitchison 17 Apr, 2016

    QualityApeMan’s Ridiculous 2016 Horror Challenge!

    Day 108: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - 2007

    After being imprisoned for 15 years, a barber returns to London to get revenge on the judge that sentenced him and taken his family.

    I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of musicals, and this film has a LOT of songs in it. However, a number of the songs are actually quite likable. Tim Burton's trademark style is on display…

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  • Dave Hill

    ★★★★ Watched by Dave Hill 04 Jan, 2008

    I love the Sondheim stage show. Could a movie adaptation, even by Tim Burton, overcome my general disdain for movie musicals? Yes. Yes, it could.

    Overall: Good (4 stars out of 5)
    Story Faboo (5 stars out of 5)
    Production Faboo (5 stars out of 5)
    Acting Good (4 stars out of 5)

    Story: I tried synopsizing the story to two people over the last week who’d never seen the play, and both stared at me as though I were…

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  • Michael Erwin

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Michael Erwin 28 Apr, 2016

    The effects don't hold up very well, and Helena Bonham Carter can't really keep up here (might be an unpopular opinion), but overall I still love this dang movie.

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  • Dempson Juvenal

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Dempson Juvenal 27 Apr, 2016

    Damn I didn't think this would hold up so well.

    "At last, my arm is complete again."

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  • Anthony Capanzana

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Anthony Capanzana 27 Apr, 2016

    "There's a hole in the world like a great black pit and it's filled with people who are filled with shit." Everyone can relate.

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  • Abi

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Abi 22 Apr, 2016

    Hauntingly beautiful film. The songs are altogether chilling yet magnificent, with just enough (dry) humor mixed throughout. This is one of the few musicals where I can listen to the soundtrack anytime, any day. The actors/actresses are absolutely superb in their roles -- Helena Bonham Carter's wistful "Ms. Lovett" still pulls at my heart with each viewing, and Johnny Depp's vengeful "Sweeney Todd" never fails to blow me away with his powerful emotions, through both voice and expression. The cinematography…

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  • Ryan Bradley

    ★★★½ Watched by Ryan Bradley 20 Apr, 2016

    Initially, I thought this was extremely off-putting. The sound/volume levels seemed weird (maybe my fault), it begins almost painfully slow, and some of the first songs have choruses and verses that are wildly different, it didn't seem to flow. Too often in the first act did I feel that the presentation of the story in a film form didn't translate from its incredible source material. As the movie begins to take a gloriously and gleefully gory turn, it then switches…

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