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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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Sweeney Film Headlines

December 20, 2007:

Attend the Tale: 'Sweeney Todd' Exclusive with Stephen Sondheim

By Nick Hutson |

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.


December 16, 2007:

Sondheim Dismembers ‘Sweeney’

By Jesse Green | New York Times

FOR months now, in anticipation of the Dec. 21 release of Tim Burton’s “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.


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.


'Sweeney Todd' with a Tim Burton twist
By Paul Brownfield| Los Angeles Times

Tim Burton 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

By Susan Wloszczyna | USA Today

NEW YORK — What would Tim Burton and Johnny Depp talk about if they were left alone in a room for several minutes — with a reporter's tape recorder innocently capturing the private moment?


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.


December 14, 2007:

'Sweeney Todd' spreads Sondheim

New film may raise composer's popular appeal
By Gordon Cox

Can "Sweeney Todd" pump up Stephen Sondheim's popular appeal?

With Tim Burton's movie adaptation of the 1979 tuner gathering enthusiastic reviews and awards buzz, a Sondheim musical now stands to reach its widest-ever mainstream audience.


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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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