[[quoteright:338:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sweeney_todd_burton_9698.jpg]]''Sweeney Todd'' (subtitled "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street") is a 2007 Creator/TimBurton film starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/AlanRickman and Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter.

It is based on [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet the Sondheim musical of the same name]], which was based on the Christopher Bond version of the legendary story of an English barber who murdered his customers and, with the help of his neighbor Mrs. Lovett, [[ImAHumanitarian made them into pies]].

In this version of the story, Todd is out to get revenge on a corrupt Judge who sent him to prison on false charges, raped his wife (who then poisoned herself), "adopted" his daughter Johanna fifteen years ago and plans to [[WifeHusbandry marry her]]. Mrs. Lovett smoothly tries to dissuade him from this goal so that he can settle down with her and run a business, whilst Johanna takes a shine to a young sailor.
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!!In addition to many of the tropes from the musical, the film provides examples of:

* BedlamHouse: [[spoiler:Johanna's and probably Lucy's]] asylums.
* [[spoiler:BungledSuicide: Lucy's suicide attempt was unsuccessful, as Mrs Lovett reveals in the film's final sequence.]]
* CameraAbuse: Blood spatters the camera during Sweeney's rendition of "Johanna".
* CircleOfShame[=/=]ScreamDiscretionShot: The climax of "Poor Thing".
* CityNoir: Creator/TimBurton's dark vision of VictorianLondon. Ominous steamy sewers, dark and polluted streets and alleys, dirty houses and filthy rooms, corrupted and utterly evil people... Not a nice place to live.
* CostumePorn: Lovett's dress in the final scene, and perhaps the one she wears in "God, That's Good".
* CrimeAfterCrime
* DarkReprise: "Not While I'm Around", "The Barber and his Wife".
* DoubleMeaning: "''We'll serve anyone...''"
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Sweeney Todd may get his revenge, but he also unknowingly kills his long lost wife Lucy, and when he finds out Mrs. Lovett knew who Lucy was all along, he throws her into the oven to be burned alive. As he begins singing "The Barber and His Wife", Toby, who is implied to have been driven insane by what he has seen and done, emerges from the sewers and kills Todd himself, with his own razor, no less.]]
* DulcineaEffect: Anthony comes across this way - see RelationshipCompression for the reason.
* EvilMakeover: Sorta, or something. When Todd and Mrs. Lovett take Toby under their wing, Toby starts to get some characteristics from them, mostly the untamed hair and some eyebags and very pale skin.
* {{Fauxreigner}}: Adolfo Pirelli a.k.a. Davey Collins (played by the English - and very Jewish - SachaBaronCohen).
* {{Gorn}}: Oh so very much. There are many graphic close-ups of throats being slashed and stabbed, the blood spurting out.
* HangingJudge: Judge Turpin, even more than in the stage version. There's a new scene in which he sentences a preteen to death, and it's not really clear whether the charge is true or not -- and as he and the Beadle walk out of the courtroom, the Beadle expresses that the kid "must have done ''something'' to warrant a hanging." The judge agrees, as in his worldview, everyone has done something along those lines.
* HideYourPregnancy: Helena Bonham-Carter was pregnant during the film production, resulting in magical size-changing breasts over the course of the movie.
* HighPressureBlood: Every throat that is slit by Todd's razor gushes rivers of blood.
* IronicEcho: "Life is for the alive, my dear." Said first by Mrs. Lovett, trying to get Sweeney to move on from his dead wife. Sweeney says this line in the final song, [[spoiler: right before, having realized her betrayal, throwing Mrs. Lovett into the oven.]]
** Also in the same sequence, [[spoiler:Mrs Lovett continually calls out "Poor thing!" when she reveals what ''actually'' happened to Lucy, just as she did when she lied about her.]]
* KickTheDog: In addition to most of the moments from the stage version, there's the Beadle, on orders from Turpin, beating Anthony bloody for the crime of "gandering" at Johanna.
* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: Were you expecting this movie to have a different, yet happy ending? Even though this is a film version of a revenge tragedy? [[spoiler:Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin, Lucy, and Mrs. Lovett are all dead. Only Toby, Johanna, and Anthony are all alive. Toby is a murderer now. Anthony and Johanna do not appear at the end and are presumed to have escaped. Just before the end, Johanna got the clues needed to figure out that Sweeney was her father and that he murdered her mother as well as Turpin. It remains unknown whether she - or the law - ever actually figures it out.]]
* LargeHam: JohnnyDepp
* LivingMacGuffin: Johanna is, more or less, reduced to this in the film.
* LooksLikeCesare: Both Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett, owing to Creator/TimBurton who loves this trope in general.
* LoveTriangle: Two of these - one regular and one [[PsychoticLoveTriangle insane]].
** Johanna is loved by Turpin and Anthony. Will she choose the beautiful young man who might help her break free -- or the creepy guy who has the power to hurt her if she defies him?
** Lovett and Todd have a duet where they sing about their one true love, using the same words of affection in unison. However: Lovett loves Todd, while Todd loves... a set of razors. From that point on, the things Lovett and Todd do for love just keep getting more and more depraved.
* MortonsFork: Sweeney uses this to justify killing everyone. Either you're powerful, because you're evil, and therefore [[KarmicDeath you deserve to die]], or you're good, so you're oppressed, and therefore "[[MercyKill death will be a relief]]".
* MoodDissonance: "A Little Priest" is a cheerful, upbeat, pun-laden tune... about cannibalism.
* NonSingingVoice: Averted. Every single actor does their own singing. Bonham Carter was required to do a vocal audition for the role - to her ''own husband''.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Well, it is Helena Bonham Carter, after all.
* OminousPipeOrgan: In the movie's opening theme.
* TheOphelia: The Beggar Woman/[[spoiler:Lucy]].
* PaintingTheMedium: During "Johanna (reprise)", when [[CameraAbuse blood spatters on the edge of the camera lens]].
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Mrs. Lovett has a cream parasol with red polka dots during her "I Want" Song "By the Sea" she would like to be a lady and have a happy family.
* PietaPlagiarism: Sweeney cradling [[spoiler:the body of his dead wife at the end of the film version before Toby kills him.]]
* PrettyBoy: Anthony.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[spoiler:The last words Sweeney yells to Judge Turpin. "BENJAMIN BARKER!"]]
* RapeDiscretionShot[=/=]ScreamDiscretionShot: Judge Turpin's rape of Lucy is filmed this way.
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:During the final vengeance scene Judge Turpin is stabbed in the throat multiple times, eventually has his throat slit and is sent falling down a presumably long shaft. Even after that, he manages to survive long enough to grab for Mrs. Lovett's dress before he finally dies.]]
* RealityEnsues: Once Sweeney's finished singing 'Epiphany', Mrs Lovett - not looking at all impressed - asks dryly "That's all very well, but what're we going to do about ''him?"'' Alluding to [[spoiler:Pirelli's corpse stuffed in the trunk]]. Cue Todd awkwardly getting up off his knees.
* RelationshipCompression: In the stage version, Anthony and Johanna have quite a few duets with each other, and both are at least a ''little'' more badass. But in the film they cut out almost all of their scenes to just the bare bones, and making Anthony come off as a rather creepy stalker obsessing so much over a girl he only looked at through a window once.
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: Judge Turpin fills this role, fooling himself that he can protect young Johanna from the evil of other men's sexuality by forcing her to marry him and satisfy his own selfish [[DirtyOldMan lust]]. Judge Turpin is also shown in a flashback to have ''raped'' Todd's wife at a party with the witnesses ''laughing'' after having Todd shipped off to who-knows-where.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Mrs. Lovett looks less mousy and disheveled, and more well-dressed as the plot progresses.
* ShoutOut: Sweeney's hair and wardrobe resemble the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYp6OOBkyYQ lead singer of The Damned]] in a concert video of their song Video Nasty.
* SkunkStripe: Sweeney Todd.
* SlashedThroat: Sweeney's preferred method of killing.
* ThatManIsDead: "I'm Todd now. Sweeney Todd."
* TrailersAlwaysLie: Thanks to the film's advertising, many people had no idea it was a musical until they saw it in theaters.
* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: "A Barber And His Wife" and "Poor Thing".
* UnholyMatrimony: Mrs. Lovett tries to make this with Todd.
* WifeHusbandry: Turpin and his ward, Johanna.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"Don't I know you, Mister?"]] Especially in hindsight.
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