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The reviews are in:

"Both sharp and fleet... a satisfying screen version of Stephen Sondheim’s landmark 1979 theatrical musical."
- Todd McCarthy, Variety

"A thriller-diller from start to finish: scary, monstrously funny and melodically thrilling. And Depp is simply stupendous."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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The long path towards Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ended at a theatre near you on December 20, 2007 when it opened in 1,249 theatres across the United States. One of the film's biggest achievement may end up being its ability to bring Sondheim to the masses for the first time.

Sweeney Todd Film Still
Left to Right: Timothy Spall (Beadle Bamford), Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd) and Sacha Baron Cohen (Signor Adolfo Pirelli).
Photo Credit: Leah Gallo. © 2007 by DreamWorks LLC and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Previous Sondheim works adapted into feature films were 1978's A Little Night Music, starring Elizabeth Taylor and the 1966 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, starring Zero Mostel. Neither of these films were very well received.

Sweeney Todd Film Trailer

Sweeney Todd has already received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews and looks to be a major award contender.

Sweeney Todd Opening Credits

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The soundtrack is pretty complete minus the closing titles. All the underscoring is Sondheim's. I don't mean he composed it, but it's all based on his themes with very little of it changed from the original... All in all it's very a very well put together soundtrack and includes much of the dialogue just as the Original Broadway recording did."

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"I'm wondering how many people are going to be seduced by this filmed Sweeney and be moved to seek out the OBC, creating, hopefully, a new generation of Sondheim fans. They will continue their journey until it ends, as it must, with "Someone in a Tree."

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