D: Tim Burton
Warner Bros. (Richard Zanuck, Walter
Parkes, Laurie MacDonald & John Logan)
W: John Logan [based on the musical play
by Stephen Sondheim]
DP: Dariusz Wolski
Ed: Chris Lebenzon
Johnny Depp (Sweeney
Todd), Helena Bonham-Carter (Mrs. Lovett), Alan Rickman (Judge Turpin), Timothy Spall (Beadle Barnford), Sacha Baron Cohen (Signor Adolfo
Tim Burton, in his usual macabre and
gothic style, brings Stephen Sondheim's famous stage musical to the screen, starring Johnny Depp as the title character, a Victorian London barber who, driven by revenge,
murders his customers and drops them down a chute so the piemaker below can process the victims for meat.
Though the grizzly plot may sound to some
as the most horrendously shocking premise ever put to film, the impressionist style and bright comic-book violence makes it eminently watchable, as well as the strong
performances of Johnny Depp & Helena Bonham-Carter, who despite not being vocally trained for the roles, sing incredibly well.
Definitely not a musical for