Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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Critic Consensus: The first collaboration between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands is a magical modern fairy tale with gothic overtones and a sweet center.


Movie Info

Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands opens as an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) lovingly assembles a synthetic youth named Edward (Johnny Depp). Edward has all the essential ingredients for today's standard body, with the exception of a pair of hands. For what is initially thought to be a temporary period, he is fitted with long, scissor-like extremities that, while able to trim a mean hedge, are hardly conducive to day-to-day life. When the kindly inventor dies, however, Edward is left lonely … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Caroline Thompson, Tim Burton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 18, 2001
Runtime:
20th Century Fox

Cast


as Edward Scissorhands

as Kim Boggs

as Peg Boggs

as Joyce Monroe

as Kevin Boggs

as Inventor

as Rich Widow, TV

as Officer Allen

as Esmeralda

as TV Host

as George

as Retired Man

as Granddaughter

as Psychologist

as Loan Officer

as Dishwasher Man

as Neighborhood Extra

as Pink Girl

as Older Woman/TV

as Young Woman/TV

as Red-Haired Woman/TV

as Teenage Girl/TV

as Rich Widow/TV

as Blonde/TV

as Other Teen

as Police Sergeant

as Max's Mother

as Little Girl on Bike

as TV Newswoman

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Policeman

as Beefy Man

as Policeman

as Neighborhood Extra

as Neighborhood Extra

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as Neighborhood Extra

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Critic Reviews for Edward Scissorhands

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (10)

An original movie, though not Tim Burton's best.

Full Review… | June 17, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A delightful and delicate comic fable.

Full Review… | May 8, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

It remains curiously hollow.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Mr. Burton invests awe-inspiring ingenuity into the process of reinventing something very small.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Burton's modern fairytale has an almost palpably personal feel: it is told gently, subtly and with infinite sympathy for an outsider who charms the locals but then inadvertently arouses their baser instincts.

Full Review… | December 17, 2014
Daily Telegraph

Between this masterpiece and that other Ed (Wood), TIm Burton and Johnny Depp are at their dual-career best. Ed Wood is about how insane Hollywood is -- and Edward Scissorhands delivers the pure magic that, once in a rare while, escapes the place.

July 25, 2011
ÜberCiné

Audience Reviews for Edward Scissorhands

Here is the purest and most eloquent expression of Tim Burton's reoccurring 'outsider' theme to date. I could do without the reflective framing device (mainly due to the frankly unsettling old version of Kim, both in terms of acting and make up), but the film succeeds hugely as a tender modern fairytale. Danny Elfman's heartbreaking score also deserves a special mention.

Louis Rogers
Louis Rogers

Super Reviewer

½

Brings many laughs and also touches the soul. The start of many great collaborations. Tim Burton's films are bizarre, yes, but they are full of heart (most of them, at least). I love the setting, with all the different colored houses full of weird neighbors. It's interesting to see Edward interact with everyone. A classic in its own right.

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Eric Shankle

Super Reviewer

Remember when Tim Burton was original? Well this was one of the BEST films to come out of Burton's skull. Johnny Depp is a great actor and this was hands down one of his best characters. This film had heart, drama, and most importantly a PLOT!

Joshua Wilburn
Joshua Wilburn

Super Reviewer

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