Sweeney Todd

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Let’s talk about Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Hulu. Based on the hit Broadway musical 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.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Hulu
Rating: R
Genre: Musical, Drama, Thriller, Horror
Type: Movie 1h 56m
Released: 2007

Summary:

In 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, the owner of a meat pie shop, who tells him that Lucy swallowed arsenic many years ago, and Turpin assigned himself to tutor Johanna.

He opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those who made him suffer and lose his beloved family.

Cast:

Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, and Sacha Baron Cohen

Filip’s Review:

Climate? There is. Music? There is. Actors? There are. Healthy people? There aren’t.

It is worth starting with the atmosphere and the music, which are so brilliant that I am still delighted and under the impression. I don’t know why there isn’t at least an Oscar nomination for music. From the start, it introduces us to this beautiful dark world.

Depp and Bonham Carter are a great match. One of the best film couples I’ve had the pleasure of watching. You will probably ask what went wrong. I didn’t like how the story was run or the protagonist’s transformation. In the middle of the film, he starts to go mad.

1/3 of the movie is about cutting throats. After some time, it started to feel a bit disgusting.

Ending? So predictable from some points. I don’t understand the main character’s surprise. I think everyone knew what would happen.

In my opinion, musicals are quite a suitable type of film. This one is special, and I like the whole story and the creator’s idea.

I give Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Hulu 3 out of 5 stars. 

Rating

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7.3/10 IMDb
86% Rotten Tomatoes

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