In the Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker is married to the gorgeous Lucy and they have a lovely child, Johanna. The beauty of Lucy attracts the attention of the corrupt Judge Turpin, who falsely accuses the barber of a crime that he did not commit and abuses Lucy later after gaining custody of her. After fifteen years in exile, Benjamin returns to London under the new identity of Sweeney Todd, seeking revenge against Turpin. He meets the widow Mrs. Lovett who is the owner of a meat pie shop who tells him that Lucy committed suicide with arsenic many years ago, and Turpin assigned himself tutor of Johanna. He opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those who made him suffer and lose his beloved family. —IMDb
Timothy Walter “Tim” Burton (born August 25, 1958) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American film director, producer, writer and artist. He is famed for his dark and quirky films, such as Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which he co-wrote and produced. He is also famous for directing blockbusters including Batman and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Since directing his first feature film Pee-wee’s Big Adventure in 1985, he has gone on to direct and produce numerous films, many of which have received Academy Award nominations and wins. He frequently works with close friend Johnny Depp, musician Danny Elfman and partner Helena Bonham Carter. His upcoming projects include the animated film 9 and Alice in Wonderland, the Disney retelling of Lewis Carroll’s book.
Burton was born in Burbank, California, the first of two sons to Bill Burton and Jean Erickson. His year of birth is sometimes mistakenly given as 1960. Burton described his childhood self as quirky… read more
Forse il film di Burton che mi è piaciuto meno, anche perchè non sono un estimatore dei musical. Ma in questo pellicola a volte le canzoni sembrano molto forzate e le interpretazioni appaiono decisamente mediocri.Sono da ricordare un paio di carrellate nella città diroccata e le tette, sempre molto visibili, della Carter.Il film risulta molto sporco e l'intreccio che fà da contorno è abbastanza banale.Troppo poco.2*
A sucker for musicals + Tim Burton. Classic auteur style, with the added bonus of some fantastic stars singing. As always, great combination of animation and live action, and amazing cinematography (nothing jumps out more like "By The Sea"). Had a little more humour than most Burton films, but that may be due to Mr. Sondheim. Overall, one of my favourites.
Bone-chillingly powerful as a gruesome revenge drama and a movie-musical both. Doggedly faithful to the grim and grimly humorous play, Burton's "Todd" is a visceral experience that fully utilizes the deep power of Sondheim's lyrics and stunningly visualizes the bleak world they imagine. The melancholy lust for vengeance is more palpable here than in any other film in recent memory.
Johnny Depp’s Benjamin Barker returns to London under the alias of Sweeney Todd after a life in exile. He intends to exact revenge on the crooked judge Turpin who raped his wife… read review
Bagi para penggemar film musikal, tentu sangat senang mendengar kalau Tim Burton merilis sebuah film musikal. Apalagi dengan dukungan dari bintang-bintang handal seperti Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham… read review
The crowd that I saw Sweeney Todd with seemed evenly divided between fans of Sondheim’s acclaimed musical and devotees of the works of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. I belong to the later category. Some… read review