Film Review: Sweeney Todd

26 Jan

Plot:  Based on Stephen Sondheim’s hit Broadway musical which tells the infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.…(read more…)

Sondheim’s score soars as always and just can’t help crooning Pretty Women and Not While I’m Around but not quite sure if it really did work in this film version by Burton. Vocally, it was an obvious struggle for the actors, but still quite enjoyed Depp, Rickman and Bonham-Carter’s acting. In my humble opinon, as a musical adapted into film it fell flat.

Sweeney Todd: 3.5/5 

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