Review: `Sweeney,’ Burton a Perfect Fit

January 5, 2008 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is the quintessential Tim Burton movie, even though it springs from somebody else’s celebrated mind.

Everything about Stephen Sondheim’s revered musical, which provided the inspiration for the film, seems tailor-made for the director’s sensibilities. Truly, what other filmmaker could tell the story of a vengeful barber (Johnny Depp) who slits his customers’ throats and the lovesick baker (Helena Bonham Carter) who grinds up the dead bodies for her meat pies?

It’s strangely beautiful and beautifully strange, with horrific subject matter that produces plenty of wicked humor and characters who initially seem ghoulish but ultimately reveal themselves as sympathetic and deeply sad.

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