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6,480 Ratings

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Directed by Tim Burton
United Kingdom, United States, 2007
Musical, Drama

Synopsis

Based on the Broadway musical of the same name, Johnny Depp plays the titular barber, who returns to London after being unjustly imprisoned to exact revenge on the townsfolk and judge who took his wife and daughter away from him.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Directed by Tim Burton

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2008 | Winner: Best Achievement in Art Direction

2008 | 2 nominations including: Best Achievement in Costume Design

National Board of Review

2007 | 2 wins including: Best Director

BAFTA Awards

2008 | 2 nominations including: Best Costume Design

Golden Globes (USA)

2008 | 2 wins including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

2008 | 2 nominations including: Best Director - Motion Picture

Critics reviews

…The director goes on to transform Sondheim’s masterful, black-comic Dickensian tragedy and winking capitalist critique into a product of his own. What was once poignant becomes pathetic; what was once grand becomes Goth-twee. Sondheim’s operatic score is croaked out by non-singers like Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter, who once again resemble nothing so much as two of Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas figurines come (partly) to life.
December 09, 2013
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