Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ★½

I don't understand the praise for this one at aaaalll.

The visuals were so bad they literally gave me a pounding headache that's still going as I write this review. None of the characters are remotely likable (some are just so annoying), and even if they're meant to be unlikable, they're not even interesting to watch or engaging in the slightest. And as a result I just did not care about anything going on in this weird, dumb story. Johnny Depp gives his most meh performance ever, in fact everyone in the cast who doesn't outright suck does too (Sacha Baron Cohen was great though ..in the seven minutes of screen-time he had). The movie drags on and on with what feels like pointless songs and scenes, it felt like I was watching this for three hours. And the ending. So bad. It's borderline unfinished.

I liked a couple scenes/songs, but those weren't nearly enough to salvage this. Sorry.

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