Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd Film Now Streams Free

Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd Film Now Streams Free

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", the 2007 Tim Burton adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical now streams free in the US and Canada.

The 2007 film was a faithful adaptation of the original Broadway production and was praised by critics and audiences for its stunning cinematography. A remastered film of the original Broadway stage production (shot live on tour), starring Angela Lansbury and George Hearn, is also available to stream

The third Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: opened for previews last week at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre starring Tony and Grammy nominee Josh Groban and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford.



The 2007 adaptation of Sweeney Todd starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter is now available to stream free in the US and Canada through Pluto TV. The film can be streamed for free without a subscription.

The original Broadway production of Sweeney Todd was the winner of eight 1980 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, and Best Direction for Hal Prince. Its London premiere won the 1980 Olivier Award for Best Musical.

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's landmark musical tells the tale of a resourceful pie shop owner and a vengeful barber out for blood. After he's sent away by a corrupt judge, Sweeney returns to London years later seeking his long-lost family and forms an unlikely partnership with Mrs. Lovett, who serves up pies underneath his former shop. Together, they wreak havoc on Fleet Street and serve up the hottest - and most unsettling - pies in London.



In his Variety review, Todd McCarthy said: "The narrow, heavily deterministic and, yes, gushingly bloody nature of the show (more than enough to warrant its R rating) serves to mute the exhilaration to a degree, but producers Richard Zanuck, Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (and Sondheim, who had the approval of the director and actors) deserve credit for ensuring that everyone involved on the picture was the right person for the job."

If you didn't have enough of the Sondheim thriller, "The Tale of Sweeney Todd," a 1997 television film by director John Schlesinger starring Ben Kingsley and Joanna Lumley, is also available to stream for free in the US and Canada through TUBI TV.