The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
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Famed mystery writer, Mort Rainey (Depp) is confronted by a mysterious stranger outside his house. This stranger calls himself John Shooter (Turturro) and claims that Mort has stolen an idea for a story from him. Mort says he can prove he wrote his first, but whilst Mort waits for the evidence to appear, Shooter starts to become more and more violent. Written by
I have read the reviews of this film done by "professional" reviewers and am left with the opinion that these people must be influenced by the movies producers. Are they given special perks? Do they get to have lunch with Johnny Depp if they write a favorable review?
The only redeeming aspect of this movie is Johnny Depp. His acting ability almost makes this film worth watching but other than that I fail to see why anyone would care.
This film was cliche, contrived and very predictable. There was nothing new or interesting in the story other than a few scenes between Depp, his ex-wife and her new lover. Other than that it's all been done before... only better.
Unless you are a hard-core Johnny Depp fan I'd advise looking elsewhere.
** out of *****
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