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Cast
Johnny Depp
Helena Bonham Carter
Alan Rickman
Timothy Spall
Sacha Baron Cohen
Directors
Tim Burton
Screenwriters
John Logan
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
There will be blood. Lots and lots of it...


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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Plot
Early 19th-century London. Barber Benjamin Barker (Depp) is transported to a penal colony by Judge Turpin (Rickman), who wants Barker’s wife. Fifteen years later, Barker returns under the guise of Sweeney Todd, moves into his old room above Mrs. Lovett’s (Bonham Carter) pie shop and starts plotting his bloody revenge...


Verdict
Whether horror fans are ready for high-notes or musical buffs will appreciate Dario Argento levels of gore is an open question, but this is a rich, demented experience.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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