Not very good...didn't realise it was the musical version
Lots of blood. Very graphic in the slitting of the throats. Catchy songs that are easier to listen to than the original stage version (Still love the original, just not a fan of operetta) but if you don't like musicals that are about 80% singing, it's not for you. Personally, I loved every second.
Brilliantly done movie of the stage show a little gruesome but in keeping with the themes Depp is great
Depp and Carter, as I've said before, are the best on screen duo yet.
The movie tells of betrayal, lost love and revenge. It's dark and yet uplifting at the same time. The songs, as morbid as the lyrics are, gave it a happy feel.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and have watched it a few times already.
Thoroughly enjoyable as musicals go. The atmosphere worked great, and the characters were wonderful to watch also, would recommend especially if you're a Johnny Depp enthusiast! Probably not one for the little kids, as there's plenty of throat slitting blood!!!
Bad Bad Bad!
I love Johnny Depp I think he is a great actor and very versatile!
This has to be the worst movie I have ever seen him in.
I had to FF through the singing, I could not bear it!
A bit more graphic than expected. An interesting tale of love denied, revenge, and deranged behaviour.
In the first five to ten minutes I was going to turn this off! But I stuck with it,I'm so glad that I did! Johnny Depp was fantastic,he brought the barber to life - he always gets right into character and this time was no exception. This has to have been the bloodiest,goriest film I've ever seen! And it's a musical! The songs were nothing memorable but the movie certainly was. Will probably watch it again at some stage.
Very talented actor and was not aware he could sing too. Brilliant movie
Sorry, I did not enjoy this particular movie - obviously not my scene!
Officially my favourite movie. I love it! The songs were brilliant. Johnny Depp is amazing. Helena Bonham Carter and Edwards Sanders are great!! I loved this move.
love Johnny Depp (all time favourite actor), love his movies ( xcept Dead Man, utter bad). this one is extremely dark,
Not what I expected. Would not waste your time.
Loved it!! Hid behind the hand a few times unnecessarily, but still another great Jonny Depp movie.
Could not have been cast any better any other way. Certainly one to be recommended!!
I think it a very good presentation of a rather poor musical. Not one song from it was memorable.
Depp is good, but not great with his voice sounding too much like Jack Sparrow.
The story was not fully resolved and the 'shock' revelation at the end lacked impact.
Very few of the characters have any depth, though this is typical in a musical.
In short, I would not watch it again.
Very enjoyable, gorgeous set and costume, great singing.
So amazing! One of my favourite movies, the songs were awesome and the story was so well written!
The unusual combination of a horror
Blood , wow, did not expect violence
the singing some how worked but this movie was to bloody but this was a hell of a good movie.
I agree, thought at first "oh no what is this" haha but it definitely became very interesting and I actually really liked it in the end. Would recommend. Just try get through the first half hour without turning it off!
Wow... just.. amazing. I usually hate musicals but I love this.
I enjoyed this light-hearted but bloody musical about the demon barber of Fleet Street. Fantastic acting all round and the filming is atmospheric and gloomy. I give it 4 stars.
Do NOT watch this movie if you are of the full-box of tissues variety. Even Johnny Depp fans (who are used to the darkness of his films) may be surprised by this one - all my fingernails went!
Although this movie has moments of sensitivity, lightness and humour, they are exactly that - moments. You will also need to love tomato sauce as it's not added just to taste!
It's a very dark movie, in plot as well as visually, although the portrayal of the lower classes of London of the time is quite spectacular.
Helena Bonham-Carter's performance is outstanding but one comes away with the feeling that Johnny Depp was just having a bit of fun. One wonders how he explains this one to his kids?
Don't watch it for the music, the movie would have been better without it - see it at the opera instead.
Johnny Depp is once again a genius and capably suuported by the amazing Helena Bonham Carter. Beautifully filmed in a noir style, and the "Barber" scenes are so tastefully done that they are not as gory as once would have anticipated. A pleasure to watch
Not for the squeamish, Sweeney Todd is an exercise in slasher-cum-musical with Johnny Depp as the wonderfully brutal barber from Olde London Towne. Ironic musical interludes, great acting from a stellar cast (of particular note, Helena Bonham-Carter as the infatuated landlady) make this film an unforgettable experience. The closest shave you'll ever have...
who knew that a horror could have singing in it? leave it to johnny depp to do something like this. good ending as well. watch it at least twice. i did
Not really a fan of musicals and I thought the gore was a bit too much for me. Good acting by Johnny Depp.
Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
I realy enjoyed this movie, Depp was great.
Johnny Depp you are brilliant!! Not a big Helen Bohen-Carter fan but she is perfect in this role. Together with Tim Burton's unique film making was an enjoyable experience. The fakeness of the blood made the horror seens a bit humerous. Well worth a watch.
Didn't realise it was a musical till we switched it on - and that ruined it for both of us! Switched it off while he was still singing to his cut-throat razors!
Guess I had better read a bit more thoroughly in future!
Loved it -bit gory not surprisingly!
Really good story and acting. Leads can't quite carry the musical numbers but do well enough to make this a very good movie.
very different kind of movie but still liked it alot. If you hate musicals perhaps stay away from this one ,
Depp and Carter are outstanding and despite being incredibly bloody, I enjoyed this very much.
Did not know what to expect and must say was very pleasantly surprised. Even my 17 year old son really enjoyed it. Was like watching live theatre but in your own home. If you want something just a little bit different watch this - sure to impress
Gotta love Tim Burton - Yummy Johnny Depp and devine Helena B-C - even all that singing is bearable with those two - but my, what a lot of BLOOD! never mind, thoroughly entertaining, true to the spirit of the story and Sacha Baron Cohen is a HOOT! Absurd, sublime!
musical !!! ruined it for me, not a big fan at all, didnt even watch the entire flick, sorry no thought required for me, could not get into what was reviewed as great flick.
Normally love Burton's movies... but this was a shocker. Senseless storyline, silly characters
I absouletly love Johnny Depp this was a bit hard to follow with all the singing and the slang johnny Depp great as always but this movie was a bit dark for me but then again thats Tim Burton for you. I preffered Edward Scissor Hands to Sweeney Todd. Yuck not happy Jan.
Rather strange - Johnny Depp in a musical, a musical about a serial killer. . . plenty of blood and gore, quite graphic. I didn't know what to expect but enjoyed it and found it very entertaining and different.
Delectably weird horror film musical that is above all, very different. Johnny Depp was great and Helena Bonham Carter was incredible. She was alluring in very dark sort of way. I found the cast's singing very good but the songs and music are not of a very high standard. I enjoyed this film but imagine that many will not and can understand why. Overall I'd recommend it.
Johnny Depp what are you doing. What a horribly violent movie. I was most disappointed.
Boring turned it off would have been better without the music throughout it.
Yeh, they sing in this, that's a major deal of the flick!
I was thinking I may not like this, now I regret not seeing it on the big screen. Sweeney does get quite blood thirsty. Visually amazing, Helena BC is incredible (scary, but incredible). The young lad is great, Alan Rickman never disappoints adding another not so sweet character to his resume.
I dont like musicals usually, but this was a very good story and the acting was great! Definatly give it a go!
Absolutely brilliant movie, with impeccable performances by all. It looks and sounds amazing! Depp and Bonham Carter are standouts. Very gory, but one of the best crafted movie musicals ever. A true Burton masterpiece.
It took about 15 mins to get into the swing of this musical and the words/singing were made easier to follow by switching on the subtitles. Fine acting all round, a bit slow - but that's operetta for you!
This is probably one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It is unusual for Johnny Depp to involve himself in an area that he is not proficient in- singing etc. I do not believe the theme translated into a movie at all.
I loved the singing duets of Sweeney and Turpin, just unusual! I can see why he wanted revenge, and then to see at the end what he did.
I like Tim Burton's directing Johnny Depp in his films. It was freakish and ghastly and mesmerising at the same time. Well you'll just have to watch it yourself!
This was an amazing movie, Johnny was incredible - what can't he do! He choses his roles so carefully to show his different talents, in this one his original love for singing before he delved into acting. The cast were incredible, definitely worth a watch.
Dark and forbodding, and one tires of Tim Burtons continuing fasination of all things Goth, however, Depp and Carter fantastics as always...and the screen adaption was almost as exciting as the stage play. The suspense was worth the ride.
This clearly had Tim Burton hallmarks all over and fine job by Johnny Depp & Helena Bonham Carter. Found some bits a bit tedious (the musical bits) but it was an amazing blend of pseudo saccharine musical and incredibly gory bits. Not for the squemish
It does take a little while to get into this movie, but just enjoy the costumes and make-up while you wait for this. Not sure how Quickflix calls this a horror and not a musical though...
I like the 'difference' of Johnny Depp but this was disappointing, a poor excuse for a musical, boring repetitious, far to many "cuts" throats that is, hoping it would get better.................... but it did'nt.
Worth Watching - feel very weird at first... OH JOHANNA
I agree with 'Curmudgeon' I thought this was a very enjoyable film, can't usually go wrong with Johnny Depp,always up for something different.
Pure Art! It's one of those rare films that stands out from the rest. Music was fantastic! The acting and singing really shines and the story was great. However parts where very gory so I don't recommend this for kids or the faint-hearted. But it didn't really detract from the story or presentation.
Very Very Very gory. Good singing at times.
This movie was at first teeth clenching and dull, but as soon as it got into it, I was amazed by how well thought out and traditional it was. The gore was not exploitative, and the acting was great. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter again were fantastic together and the singing was great. I don't usually like musicals but this one was outstanding.
As a long time Burton fan I was looking forward to this. However I was very disappointed.
This is perhaps Burton's weakest effort yet. The movie is boring, ponderous and the songs completely charmless. Part of this may be the fault of the musical itself of which I have not seen rather than the film.
If you are intent on watching it if you are not enjoying this film after 15 mins give up it does not get any better. Avoid.
Good, worth watching but at times hard to follow because of all the singing, but do yourself a favour by first watching the bbc version of sweeney todd (available for hire from quikflicks)and you will follow the johnny depp one much better.Johnny Depp plays his part brilliantly as always!!!
We have seen Sweeney Todd on the big screen it was fantastic, I would recommend it to any Johnny Depp fan and Helena Bonham Carter was outsatnding as mrs Lovett.
The setting was brilliant Tim Burton outdid himself with this one.
A tale of misjustice and revenge with a sad outcome.
Both Johnny and Helena sang throughout the film, there was alot of singing in it but it showed what talented actor(s) these people are as they had to learn to sing for the roles. Some great cast well done!!