Sweeney Todd

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Time Out says

For some reason, Hammer omitted Sweeney Todd from their Grand Guignol repertoire, but this cable version catches the flavour of the old firm, even down to the fiery climax. In opposition to Tod Slaughter's pre-war hiss-me-I'm-a-villain rendition, Ben Kingsley offers a rather gentle monster. In fact apart from the odd severed windpipe, the horror is limited to the camera's examination of Mrs Lovett's equivocal meat pies. Most successful is the design, especially the slimy passages and shadowy horror chambers beneath Fleet St. Joanna Lumley appears with blackened teeth and grimy drawers, but despite an itinerary which includes flagellation and cannibalism, that familiar mist of refinement obstinately refuses to disperse.
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1997

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91 mins

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Chimene

I had high expectations for this film and after seeing it for the first time all of those expectations were passed. Another masterpiece from Depp and Burton!!!! Helena was brilliant in it as well. Right I'm off to eat some pies.

Chimene

I had high expectations for this film and after seeing it for the first time all of those expectations were passed. Another masterpiece from Depp and Burton!!!! Helena was brilliant in it as well. Right I'm off to eat some pies.

stev0

Enjoyed the movie, humour with a slice of the sick. Could'nt see why it was an 18 at first but that soon became abundently clear. Think Oliver meets Texas chainsaw massacre. Great performances.

stev0

Enjoyed the movie, humour with a slice of the sick. Could'nt see why it was an 18 at first but that soon became abundently clear. Think Oliver meets Texas chainsaw massacre. Great performances.

Antony

Dan mentioned before about all the 'bludy singin', hate to burst your bubble mate but it is a BLUDY MUSICAL!!! The songs are absolutely fantastic, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter are both fantastic and Alan Rickman plays a brilliant baddy!!! I went and watched it twice because it was that good. I just wish people could learn to appreciate a good musical when they see it. And that was definitely IT :) I hope to see more come from these people as you can definitely see why they are in the business. Johnny Depp never fails to let people down and thats the amazing thing about him. Helena Bonham Carter plays Mrs. Lovett fantastically and I ADVISE EVERYONE TO SEE IT!!!!!

Antony

Dan mentioned before about all the 'bludy singin', hate to burst your bubble mate but it is a BLUDY MUSICAL!!! The songs are absolutely fantastic, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter are both fantastic and Alan Rickman plays a brilliant baddy!!! I went and watched it twice because it was that good. I just wish people could learn to appreciate a good musical when they see it. And that was definitely IT :) I hope to see more come from these people as you can definitely see why they are in the business. Johnny Depp never fails to let people down and thats the amazing thing about him. Helena Bonham Carter plays Mrs. Lovett fantastically and I ADVISE EVERYONE TO SEE IT!!!!!

becki

i went along to see the film last week and really enjoyed it, i have seen thearte productions of this and also tv dramas so was slighley of the opion it would not be of the same quality. glad to say it was fantastic the story is fantastivc and the acting was brilliant. all i can honestley say is if you dont know the story you may have blinkered vision of this gritty bloody film. well done to all involved !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

becki

i went along to see the film last week and really enjoyed it, i have seen thearte productions of this and also tv dramas so was slighley of the opion it would not be of the same quality. glad to say it was fantastic the story is fantastivc and the acting was brilliant. all i can honestley say is if you dont know the story you may have blinkered vision of this gritty bloody film. well done to all involved !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ann

I have had the joy of seeing the opera at the Sydney Opera House and while the film is very different and mises out some of the great music and naughty lyrics this is a fantastic adaptation for film. I don't think they could have done it better. The central characters are really well portrayed and this is a real, dark, delight. Go and see it and go and see the opera too!

Ann

I have had the joy of seeing the opera at the Sydney Opera House and while the film is very different and mises out some of the great music and naughty lyrics this is a fantastic adaptation for film. I don't think they could have done it better. The central characters are really well portrayed and this is a real, dark, delight. Go and see it and go and see the opera too!

Gillian

confused???? i went to watch Sweeny Todd with my boyfriend but we saw Jonny Depp as Sweenty Todd not Ben Kingsley and the director was Tim Burton??? any way the film i saw yes with the truely amzing Jonny Depp was spectacular!!!!!!! every second felt like i was at the theatre watching all these fine actors portray a truley sorrowful story. Depp played the most convincing 'gone mad' man ever!!!! you felt his anguish and under stood his need for revenge even willed the killings of the judge and beedle, bravo!!!! thanks you Tim Burton again you deliver what you promise a truley exceptional film and experience! xxxx

Gillian

confused???? i went to watch Sweeny Todd with my boyfriend but we saw Jonny Depp as Sweenty Todd not Ben Kingsley and the director was Tim Burton??? any way the film i saw yes with the truely amzing Jonny Depp was spectacular!!!!!!! every second felt like i was at the theatre watching all these fine actors portray a truley sorrowful story. Depp played the most convincing 'gone mad' man ever!!!! you felt his anguish and under stood his need for revenge even willed the killings of the judge and beedle, bravo!!!! thanks you Tim Burton again you deliver what you promise a truley exceptional film and experience! xxxx