“Sweeney Todd” Review - Johnny Depp stars as The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Johnny Depp stars as “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


Johnny Depp stars in the title role of  “ Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." His role begins as a happily married man to a beautiful woman and father of an adorable young child. But in a flash, finds him separated far from his family and, years later, returns to seek retribution.

Johnny Depp stars as “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


“Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” seeks revenge


Who would have thought that Depp would star in a musical. Although he has pretty good vocals, it was just a little hard to grasp him breaking into song at any moment, but I adapted after a while. The problem was that I found the movie to be a little sluggish. Meaning, that I wanted more excitement as he sang. In most of the movie, when Johnny Depp went into song, I felt like I wanted to fast forward through his musical scene. But then, later, there was too much violent, bloody action during his singing performance, I had to cover my face.

Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) says goodby to one of his bloody victims in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


Anthony (Jamie Campbell Bower, left), a young sailor who rescued Sweeney Todd, tells Sweeney (Johnny Depp, right) about a plan to rescue his daughter Johanna from the clutches of Judge Turpin in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


However, Johnny Depp gave a fantastic, convincing performance as a "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." His  livid, dramatic horror English voice was perfect for his role. When he returned to find the man who stole his family, he clearly metamorphisized from a sweet family man into a demon character ready to taste his vengeance.

The pie-maker Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) is in love with Sweeney Todd in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


Johanna (Jayne Wisener) is kept under lock and key until she is old enough for Judge Turpin to marry her in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


The most appealing character was Mrs. Lovett - the pie maker ( Helena Bonham Carter). Her love and admiration to Mr. Sweeney Todd made her his confidant. She has a great voice for musicals and also added a lot of humor to each performance. 

The innocent Lucy (Laura Michelle Kelly, center) is eager to escape from Judge Turpin in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter is the willing accomplice of the vengeful Sweeney Todd in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


The film’s producers are Richard D. Zanuck, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and John Logan. The executive producer is Patrick McCormick. The film is directed by Tim Burton from a screenplay by John Logan. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on the Tony Award-winning musical “ Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street” by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler originally staged by Harold Prince from an adaptation of “ Sweeney Todd” by Christopher Bond.

The vengeful Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp, left) finally gets his hands on the evil Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman, right) in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


The unctuous Beadle Bamford (Timothy Spall) moderates a shaving competition between rival barbers Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) and the braggart Pirelli (Sacha Baron Cohen) in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


Sweeney Todd wasn’t a movie for me. Although it was good story with good acting, I think I would have enjoyed it more withought the music. My expectations were high and I had to adapt to this movie. Depp's his acting performance was fantastic and his singing was good. I’m just not sure he’s the musical kind-of-guy. This film has been rated R for graphic bloody violence. The gushing blood was too much for me and could have been toned down. This movie was dark, depressing, and too gory. It seemed a bit slow in the beginning and didn’t flow right for me. Many songs were just plain boring.  

Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter, right) is the willing accomplice of the vengeful Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp, left) in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


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