Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jayne Wisener, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Anthony Head|
|Genres:||Drama, Music/Musical, Thriller|
|Collections:||Here's Johnny Depp, In the Mood for Music, Latest Watch Online films, Staff Picks, Top 400 All-Time Rentals, Top Musical|
Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 May 2008|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Tim Burton turns his hand to musicals in this sinister portrayal of the mythical barber...
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A very long two hoursBy martinw (1 review) from Cardiff , 23 Jan 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Ok, I went in not thinking and hadn't twigged it was a musical, and I loathe musicals, so it was never going to be good for me. But even so, this seems a particularly bad example of the genre. Depp sings like a bad Bowie impersonator (think Phil Cornwell) and the songs are weak. When he and Rickman are singing about pretty women I couldn't restrain my laughter.
My general gripe with musicals is that the songs just get in the way - they don't move the narrative along, so you're just waiting for them to finish and get back to the real film. This is particularly true with this film. But it looks good, and when they're not arseing about with duff songs, it is engaging and enjoyable enough. It's just those songs....
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Giggles and goreBy EdLostHisHead (1 review) , 30 Nov 2013Well what can I say, I simply loved this one a real giggle seeing actors that are known for their singing abilities playing such great parts.
Strange surpriseBy sweetbookworm86 (7 reviews) from St. Neots , 27 Nov 2013Being a big film lover not really minding what type I watch I can honestly say I have never seen a musical quit like it. Then again I didn't suspect it to be anything else coming from Tim Burton. I was surprised by how it all came together. Although I really did enjoy it I sometimes found myself waiting for the song to finish to carry the storey on.
Amazing Cast for a standard filmBy a customer , 17 Nov 2013I literally no nothing about how a musical should be, however, I do know what I enjoy. Whilst the film got slightly boring in the middle there were enough plot twists to keep me vaguely entertained. My main problem with this film is that the ending was a rushed shambles. I feel as though if Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter and Alan Rickman were not the main characters then I wouldn't have given it more than 1*
Amazing story, but not for everyone.By Cheesecake87 (2 reviews) , 12 Nov 2013Musicals are very hard to get right, with the hole story telling and singing things going on. The mix of voices in the movie really blend together very well, the feeling and passion is there. This would be a massive hit for the people who like musicals, and I'm not one of those people. I did watch it all the way through and I could feel myself getting drawn in the more it went on. Its good for people who love musicals or people with an open mind, but if your one of them tough guys like me that don't have feelings(so we say) then its not for you bro.
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Great Dark MovieBy NatyAnn (1 review) , 11 Nov 2013If you don't like Tim Burton, skip this film. If you can appreciate his style and dark humor than this is one of the best films out there. The music is amazing, the actors are spectacular. Everything about this film is dark and rustic and AMAZING.