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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Based on the Broadway musical of the same name, Sweeney Todd follows the revenge tactics of a demon barber (Johnny Depp), who desires to kill the judge (Alan Rickman) who unfairly sentenced him to prison and stole his wife. His murderous plan to give the man a close shave is aided by his neighbor (Helena Bonham Carter), a baker looking for an inexpensive way to get some filling for her meat pies. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: D-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Theater Release: 20 Dec 2007
Video Release: 31 Mar 2008
MPAA Rating: R
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is rated R: for graphic bloody violence.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Alan Rickman,
Studio: Dreamworks

Detailed Review

No doubt you have heard some of the more popular music from Sweeney Todd, the musical that began on Broadway in 1979. The melodious Pretty Women and the truly beautiful… 
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Why Is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Rated R?

Receiving restrictive ratings in the US and Canada, this film delights in gory violent details… 
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Sweeney Todd is a character that has shown up in English literature since the early… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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