• Luke

    ★★★ Rewatched by Luke 28 Sep, 2014 1

    "They all deserve to die."

    I really enjoy this movie. It's a unique blend of musical and horror, one i certainly haven't come across on film ever before. You can really feel the roots of the movie as a Broadway Musical which is nice because often films lose that link when being adapted into a feature length film.

    The film did well in both genres. It worked as a morbid musical, the songs were catchy and had me singing along.…

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  • Clay

    ★★★★ Watched by Clay 27 Sep, 2014

    I'm still annoyed by the blood color in this movie.

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  • MrPootytang

    ★★★★ Added by MrPootytang

    Critics have really hit this movie hard, although I don't think all of Tim Burton's movies are great this one is. My despise for musicals or cheesy singing goes deep, but this movie does it right along with the dark, gritty, morbid presentation. To be honest the musical parts enhanced this movie. Something that Burton really needed to return to, an unusual tale with an unconventional cast: Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen and Johnny Depp. They all play their parts well and right, this is one modern Burton movie done bloody right (pun intended).

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  • Owen Hughes

    ★½ Watched by Owen Hughes 19 Aug, 2014

    Penny Dreadful's are an important part of British history. They are partly responsible for an incredible social revolution that led to many working class Victorian folk going from completely illiterate to semi-literate. They were a phenomenon. People wanted to keep up with the latest volume of their favourite gruesome story - and the easiest way to do this was to be able to read. Never underestimate the power of horror stories, is what I say!

    "The String of Pearls", the…

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  • Andrew Nurmi

    ★★★★½ Added by Andrew Nurmi

    'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street', or as it's more colloquially referred to as Sweeney Todd, is a VERY good musical and a wonderful movie in general. It has something for fans of dark comedy, it has something for fans of violent movies, and it is PERFECT for anyone that enjoys musical theater, such as myself. This movie just oozes Tim Burton and that is something I very much enjoy. There are VERY few movies that have Johnny…

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  • Barbara Henry

    ★★★★★ Added by Barbara Henry

    Wonderful, wonderful! Powerful, sweeping, and beautiful adaptation of one of my favorite pieces of theater. I was most impressed with Ms. Helena Bonham Carter, who re-interpreted Mrs. Lovett as a sad and truly desperate woman, rather than the twisted comic relief that Ms. Lansbury so entertainingly embodied. I absolutely loved Bonham Carter's acting and especially her pitch-perfect singing voice and I couldn't take my eyes off her face when she was on the screen. She and Depp made a great…

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  • KMOKLER

    ★★★★ Added by KMOKLER

    I'm not a fan of musicals but this ones pretty well made and the Gothic tone fits this movie well but the Rossana song bored me to death and the movie is a bit over the top gory.

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  • Ben Lott

    ★★★ Watched by Ben Lott 21 Aug, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Lobezno Estepario

    ★★★ Added by Lobezno Estepario

    No me convenció la primera vez, sobre todo porque la historia de amor es igual de cansina que la de Los Miserables.

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  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★½ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 10 Mar, 2008

    Sweeney Todd is one of the Tim Burton's films I have enjoyed the least. However, there are still some spectacular things in it that I couldn't help being dazzled by. It was visually wonderful and the story's nature suits perfectly Burton's style. It also featured a strong cast, with a totally inspired Johnny Depp in the starring role. What I didn't find entirely compelling were the music and songs in it; some of the musical numbers were a tad longer than necessary, but the ones that stood out were indeed amazing.

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  • Michael Woods

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Michael Woods 22 Aug, 2014

    I cannot emphasize this enough: this would be a straight-up great movie, period, were it not for the fact that the leads can't sing. This is Burton's best directed film (only Ed Wood comes close), the Sondheim songs are unsurprisingly amazing. You know what? I'm not even mad about Depp, who can't sing but at least has enough charisma to elevate his character. It's really Carter that almost single-handedly sinks the whole movie down. The supporting players aren't amazing vocalists…

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  • Sabela La

    ★★½ Rewatched by Sabela La 18 Aug, 2014 2

    Aprobado raspao para Burton. Vi el musical hace unos años en Madrid sin muchas expectativas tras haber visto la película y salí maravillada. Hoy revisionándola me di cuenta de que la culpa no es de la historia, es de Tim Burton.

    El que fuera el maestro del cine oscuro y gótico en los 90, se vuelve una parodia de sí mismo llevando al absurdo cada guión que toca. Y el bueno de Johnny parece que no es capaz de decirle que no...

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