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Critics: Johnny Depp is Bloody Good!

Critics: Johnny Depp is Bloody Good!

Johnny Depp keeps with the bloody theme at the New York premiere of the Tim Burton-directed Sweeney Todd at the Ziegfeld Theater on Monday in New York City.

The film, the silver-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim‘s award-winning musical thriller, is scheduled for a nationwide release on December 21st.

Here are some of the early reviews from last night’s screening. Critics are bloody loving it!

“Assembled artistic combo assures the film will reap by far the biggest audience to see a pure Sondheim musical, although just how big depends on the upscale crowd’s tolerance for buckets of blood, and the degree to which the masses stay away due to the whiff of the highbrow. In all events, DreamWorks-Paramount and Warner Bros. have a classy and reasonably commercial delicacy on their hands.” — Variety

Depp is the movie’s heart and guts… The musical numbers ooze with Sondheim‘s audacious wit and scathing lyrics… Teaming with Depp, his long-time alter ego, Burton makes Sweeney a smoldering dark pit of fury and hate that consumes itself. With his sturdy acting and surprisingly good voice, Depp is a Sweeney Todd for the ages.” — The Hollywood Reporter

“This is the film to beat for Best Picture this year; the only “big” picture that is also a work of art. Academy voters should eat it up, pun intended.” — FOX News

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Photos: Stephen Lovekin/Bryan Bedder/Getty, Workum/Kristin Callahan/Bauer-Griffin
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  • STFU

    I like him.

  • @

    He looks crazy

  • black

    Trying way too hard these days…

  • jay and athy

    hey check thius out :

  • Paula

    Oh God!
    yeah i love johny depp!


  • shenanyginz

    loving the suit… its feirce…

    not the shoes man… lol
    But I can’t wait to see this film

  • chelsea

    he looks like he’s trying really hard not to smile lol
    he kinda scares me D:

  • musicisourhigh

    His acting is just amazing. He jumps into a character like few artists that are around now. I love that he is and has always been a bit of an eccentric character. He’s not trying hard, he is being himself.

  • WickedWench

    I love the dark and macabre look. He reminds me of the folk goth singer Voltaire in these photos.

  • christy

    he’s great i found some cool candids of johnny shopping with tim burton

  • fresh

    cant wait to see it

  • Magie

    Yes for both Johnny and Sweeny Todd!!! Ever since I heard this was being made into a film I have been itching for it to be done so I can view it!! And the fact that Johnny, my all time favorite actor, is in it as Sweeny AND Tim Burton is directing it is just like all the cherries in the world on top of this ice cream cake! On top of all that yummy-ness it is a musical! Gah, musicals how I love thee, I have been waiting so long to see Sweeny Todd so I will def be there opening weekend to fall in love with a demon barber of fleet street!

    And Johnny looks damn good, love the black and red! All the awesome, amazing talents are wearing it now a days! ;) at anyone who gets that….

    Thanks for the Johnny post JJ!

  • ocelia

    Johnny is hot but this outfit gotta go!!!!!!

  • H

    I love Johnny Depp. He’s a fabulous actor and he’s soooooo hott!!!!!!

  • [~Famous~] – The God.

    freak. he’ll impress me when he takes a normal role.

  • Helena

    #15, you’re pretty much an idiot.

  • ClaireGirl

    Happy for the reviews!

  • Regina

    Well, I surely can’t wait. Helena Bonham Carter wasn’t there! Well, she is due any day now.

  • jobromance14


  • ERIN

    wow, he looks like such a creep. i can’t stand him.

  • stefanie

    I love Johnny, but geez dude, what’s up with the homeless man shoes??? At least he keeps it interesting…

  • Piper

    Has anyone seen this yet? Please describe. I need to prepare myself on how gross/bloody it is before heading to the theather. It looks like Sleepy Hollow.

  • Piper

    ERIN @ 12/04/2007 at 11:44 am wow, he looks like such a creep. i can’t stand him.

    Wow. I didn’t think anyone would hate Johnny Depp out of all of the crazies in lalaland. I don’t know why but I am almost sorry for you because to me, he’s always the coolest and sweetest man and it’s a shame you can’t see past his “weird” proclivities.

  • Helena

    wow, he looks like such a creep. i can’t stand him.

    I think that sentence shows your credibility. You can’t stand him because he ‘looks’ like a creep? Have you ever actually sat down and watched one of his movies before you say such a thing? No ‘Pirates’, doesn’t count.

  • MadgieWoman

    #22, reviews from Variety and Hollywood Reporter were already released and they seemed to love it. They rave both Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. One says that they couldn’t have had a more perfect director for the film. One says the adaptation is satisfying…etc… In a nutshell, I can’t wait!

  • maria


  • Yeah

    #15 [~Famous~] – The God.

    freak. he’ll impress me when he takes a normal role.

    What, so he can be like every other average joe actor around these days? Johnny keeps things interesting and does things he wants to do and doesnt do things for the money.

    Can’t wait for this movie, its a shame we have to wait until the New Year to see it in the UK.

  • sexy

    he’s gorgeous and sexy and he looks really young !

  • feefee

    Hands down one of the best actors of our time!!!Gawd I love him cant wait to see this movie!!!

  • hALLIA

    LOVE HIM! Oh to have Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Orlando Bloom in my bed… yum, yum!

  • Here’s The Deal

    S-E-X-Y. Mmmm.

  • fan of Uma

    # 15 [~Famous~] – The God. @ 12/04/2007 at 11:04 am freak. he’ll impress me when he takes a normal role.

    For once I agree with Famous.

  • fan of Uma
  • fan of Uma

    and this pic. Depp is just like all the forty year old guys. Nothing wroing but lets not pretend.

  • kelvin

    He’s weird. He just has not gone overboard like Micheal Jackson.


    I lovveeeee Johnny he is such a great actor, he keeps things interesting. I love that about him he is not a generic actor he does what he wants whenever he wants to do it. I feel bad for the people who doesn’t appreciate the value of an actor like that.
    ILOOOVEEE HIM! :) :)

  • amle

    Hottest Man in Hollywood. He also impresses me with how he keeps his kids out of the spotlight. Johnny is very protective of them. He doesnt use them for publicity, like others ??? anyone have a guess of who I am talking about?

  • Marina


  • ok

    he’s a great actor, but seriously what is he wearing? that oversized suit maks him look kylie minogue-short…or something haha. anyway…really like the guy but come on man, you can do better!

  • pan


  • caroline

    Y REALLY LOVE HIM ! HE IS THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!