I’ve never seen the musical on which this film was based, so have no emotional attachment that it seems so many have… I found the plot underwhelming and the music too “musical” (in the Broadway sense). However, I thought the visuals were stunning, both costume design and set decoration. A mixed bag for me!
You need to see the PBS broadcast of the stage production with Angela Lansbury and George Hearn. It’s the benchmark for Sweeney Todd