Sweeney Todd Review

What can you say about a movie that has revenge, secret identities, cannibalism and more throat slashings than your local meat packing plant? When it’s directed by dreary genius Tim Burton and starring his two favorite muses in Johnny Depp and (Burton’s lady, not to mention mother of his children) the lovely Helena Bonham Carter, you say it’s brilliant, stunning, grotesque, unsettling and funny. While it could easily be said that this is Burton’s best film to date (and it has been said many, many times) I still prefer the two Edwards (Wood and Scissorhands). I certainly find it to be no minor coincidence that Burton and Depp simply bring out the best in each other. This may just be the film to get them some of the awards that have eluded them thus far.

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