By Melissa Rose Bernardo
December 14, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Streeet

B+
type
  • Music
Genre
  • Soundtracks

He can anchor a $2.7 billion franchise, but can Johnny Depp belt out a Broadway ballad in Tim Burton’s new film, Sweeney Todd? Just listen to the haunting ”My Friends,” in which the actor’s murderous Demon Barber of Fleet Street serenades his razors. Partner in crime Helena Bonham Carter unveils an unimpressive soprano, though Alan Rickman’s creepy judge is shiveringly seductive. And thanks to the lush orchestrations, Stephen Sondheim’s score — all jagged harmonies and beautiful dissonance — has never seemed more alive. B+
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Streeet

type
  • Music
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  • Soundtracks
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