Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton join forces again in a big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical thriller "Sweeney Todd." Depp stars in the title role as a man unjustly sent to prison who 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, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again." Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney’s amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies. The cast also includes Alan Rickman, who portrays the evil Judge Turpin, who sends Sweeney to prison and Timothy Spall as the Judge’s wicked associate Beadle Bamford and Sacha Baron Cohen is a rival barber, the flamboyant Signor Adolfo Pirelli.
Synopsis:The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
About Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Jamie Campbell Bower, Timothy Spall, Alan Rickman, Nicholas Hewetson, Colin Higgins, John Paton, Graham Bohea, Daniel Lusardi, Ian McLarnon, Sacha Baron Cohen, Phill Woodfine, Laura Michelle Kelly, Toby Hefferman, Jayne Wisener, Charlotte Child, Ed Sanders, Kira Woolman, Gracie May, Helen Slaymaker, Ava May, Jess Murphy, Gabriella Freeman, Adam Roach, Jody Halse, Aron Paramor, Lee Whitlock, Nick Haverson, Mandy Holliday
Runtime: 116 minutes
Director: Tim Burton
MPAA Rating: R