"Both sharp and fleet... a satisfying screen version of Stephen Sondheims 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
December 20, 2007:
Attend the Tale: 'Sweeney Todd' Exclusive with Stephen Sondheim
By Nick Hutson | BroadwayWorld.com
On a cold, drizzly day (somewhat suitable, one might say) at the Claridge's Hotel, there was a feeling of excitement in the air that you could cut with a knife as the cast and creative team of the highly-anticipated new movie-musical Sweeney Todd crowded a press junket in London.Read more >>
Sondheim Dismembers Sweeney
By Jesse Green | New York Times
FOR months now, in anticipation of the Dec. 21 release of Tim Burtons Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, theater buffs have been worrying themselves sick about what would happen to their masterpiece when it was remade as a film.Read more >>
Legacy of 'Sweeney Todd' cuts deep
By Linda Winer | Newsday
Of all Stephen Sondheim's wild and wonderfully unpredictable musical groundbreakers, "Sweeney Todd" has morphed into the most versatile of them all.
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'Sweeney Todd' with a Tim Burton twist
By Paul Brownfield| Los Angeles Times
had already traipsed through China, scouting locations for his next big
cinematic event, "Ripley's Believe It or Not!," starring Jim
Carrey, when Paramount halted preproduction on the film.
'Sweeney' showcases the artistic mayhem of Depp & Burton
Wloszczyna | USA Today
In Step With®...Helena Bonham Carter
By James Brady | Parade
Published: December 16, 2007
The talented, lovely and very pregnant English actress Helena Bonham Carter was in London awaiting her second child any day and the release of her latest film, Sweeney Todd, opposite Johnny Depp.
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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."
Read more of this post by Sondheim.com member George