It appears review embargoes are only upheld if you critics don’t like your movie as the demand for tight lips surrounding Paramount’s recent screening of Sweeney Todd was quickly abandoned as everyone seems to have nothing but good things to say… well, almost everyone.
First for those that broke embargo and revealed their opinion (doing so while saying they weren’t allowed to), oddly they are the positive opinions:
Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere:
Tom O’Neil at the LA Times:
David Carr at the New York Times says:
Finally David Poland says:
Sorry about the disjointed Poland quote, but his blog post is a garbled mess… moving forward into the less flattering…
Kristopher Tapley at InContention said in his two-and-a-half star review:
Last we have … Oh, that’s it… Yup, the only “negative” comment is from Tapley, at least that I found in my search. If you need more praise for the flick you can read Harry Knowles’ review from the beginning of November here. Overall the film seems to be a bloody hit.
I will be lucky enough to see it in two weeks, and after missing what will be the only screening of There Will Be Blood in Seattle until January I need something special to shake me out of my doldrums… I hope Sweeney Todd is it, if not I may have to go see Atonement one more time… damn I loved that film.