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    LAist: "Sweeney Todd" Is "Inspired"; Depp "Magnificent"

    The LAist calls Tim Burton's film version of Sweeney Todd a "wonderful, hilarious, inspired" work. "[L]et there be no doubt," writes Josh Tate in his review of the film, "that Tim Burton has crafted a true piece of musical cinema from Stephen Sondheim's bloody masterpiece."

    In the title role, Johnny Depp is "magnificent," his performance "so powerful as Todd that you eventually begin to relish his countless murders." And even with all of Mrs. Lovett's own fiendish behavior, Helena Bonham Carter performance leads the audience to "delight in her, too."

    Ultimately, writes Tate, "Sweeney Todd joins Ed Wood and Edward Scissorhands as Burton's finest work."

    To read the complete review and for showtimes in LA, visit LAist.com. To purchase the soundtrack, visit the Nonesuch Store.

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LAist: "Sweeney Todd" Is "Inspired"; Depp "Magnificent"

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The LAist calls Tim Burton's film version of Sweeney Todd a "wonderful, hilarious, inspired" work. "[L]et there be no doubt that Tim Burton has crafted a true piece of musical cinema from Stephen Sondheim's bloody masterpiece." In the title role, Johnny Depp is "magnificent," his performance "so powerful as Todd that you eventually begin to relish his countless murders." Ultimately, "Sweeney Todd joins Ed Wood and Edward Scissorhands as Burton's finest work."

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The LAist calls Tim Burton's film version of Sweeney Todd a "wonderful, hilarious, inspired" work. "[L]et there be no doubt," writes Josh Tate in his review of the film, "that Tim Burton has crafted a true piece of musical cinema from Stephen Sondheim's bloody masterpiece."

In the title role, Johnny Depp is "magnificent," his performance "so powerful as Todd that you eventually begin to relish his countless murders." And even with all of Mrs. Lovett's own fiendish behavior, Helena Bonham Carter performance leads the audience to "delight in her, too."

Ultimately, writes Tate, "Sweeney Todd joins Ed Wood and Edward Scissorhands as Burton's finest work."

To read the complete review and for showtimes in LA, visit LAist.com. To purchase the soundtrack, visit the Nonesuch Store.

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