Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Our best guess for you: 3.2 stars

Average of 1825 ratings: 3.2 Stars

2007 M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

Never Forget. Never Forgive.

Victorian England is the setting for this harrowing melodrama. Benjamin Barker (Johnny Depp) is living a simple life as a barber with his wife Lucy and his daughter Johanna (Jayne Wisener) when the lust of a judge (Alan Rickman) throws all of their lives into chaos. The judge has Benjamin Barker deported to Australia, and it is many years later that he returns to England, under the pseudonym Sweeney Todd with revenge on his heart. He wishes to reclaim his family and punish the judge and the society who destroyed it. With the help of Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), a pie shop owner who had known Sweeney and his family all of those years ago, Sweeney goes about seeking vengeance and reaping the benefits of that bloody journey.

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112 minutes
Dreamworks Pictures
2008 Golden Globes
Best Motion Picture - Musical Comedy
2008 MTV Movie Awards
Best Villain: Johnny Depp

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
English, English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, Complex Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Latin Spanish & Swedish
English Dolby TrueHD 5.1; English, Castilian, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Latin Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
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  • 39 Member Reviews Write a review

    5 by ringo

    Initially skeptical because of musical element - however, had to keep watching due to the intrigue. Just had to keep watching, and ended up loving it! Have talked about it to loads of people that... Read more

    0.5 by howarddxx

    Johnny Depthless. Texas chainsaw massacre as an opera. Definitely meant to be a cult movie like Rocky Horror, but fails miserably.too much gore not enough talent.

    4 by Jaqui

    I don't quite know what kept me watching this movie, when I heard the singing start up I had to laugh, but it was actually a great movie and if you look past the singing and try to feel the music, which... Read more

    3 by Sophia-Colin

    I forgot this was a musical, or that it is rated as a 'horror/slasher' type movie. Normally I don't watch either of those genres. In this film, the horror relates to the blood and concept of the story... Read more

    1 by Rbsliding

    Omg Johnny Depp plays a Psychotic Barber

    Another Tim Burton film Strange as ever a black comedy that's for sure the Musical killed it.


    3.5 by graygray

    This ones' a bit different, to say the least. Without the operatic singing this would have been 5 stars, but I guess it had to be there as the songs told an important part of the story. A missed opportunity... Read more

    5 by addy

    This is a film adaptation of one of the most famous, award winning pieces of musical theatre in history. The score is considered to be one of the all time greats. And there are actually people on this... Read more

    2.5 by vfb

    Johnny Depp at his best, however the singing is quire unnecessary

    2.5 by Kate Bush

    Odd and odder. A mixed bag this one. I think it would have been brilliant as an historic gothic horror, but as a musical, didn't really gel. Costumes and filming were amazing, but the singing too incongruous and a bit daft.

    4.5 by Helga05

    Not one of Johnny Depp's best movie but i loved all the gore and guts was funny at parts and being set in the London times was enjoyable. I wonder if they'll be a second movie to it?