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Ed Wood Reviews

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April 10, 2018
Just daft enough and just deft enough to satisfy high-culture and low-culture aficionados alike.
March 20, 2018
Burton imitates Wood 's films brilliantly, and Wood 's chaotic lifestyle is brought to the screen with brio.
October 14, 2013
A masterful ode to movie making and the horror genre.
September 26, 2012
Burton wraps it all in his singular vision, devoid of bells and whistles and all the more potent for its comparative subtlety.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 12, 2010
Depp-led cult-director bio delves into cross-dressing, kink.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 5, 2008
Typically, Burton's storytelling is sometimes erratic, but his emphasis on humanizing marginal characters -- a project that seems central to his artistic agenda -- is as strong as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 5, 2008
Beguiling rather than thrilling, oddly charming instead of transporting, meaning that Disney will have its work cut out for it with what is at heart a cult movie and a film buff's dream.
October 5, 2008
The film's greatest achievement is to avoid the easy, patronizing laughs and instead see the near heroic qualities of a patently untalented artist.
July 30, 2007
It's refreshing to see Burton in a relatively upbeat mood, but he picked the wrong story to give an optimistic spin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 7, 2006
I loved the acting, Johnny Depp and Landau are awesome, the B&W look is perfect and the story is kind of cute, but where is the genius in this flick? Am I missing something?
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 5, 2006
[Tim Burton's] own jazz-hands dance to the spirit of movie-making.
January 26, 2006
It certainly succeeds as a funny, touching tribute to tenacity, energy, ambition and friendship.
June 27, 2005
Droll and witty, Burton's tribute evokes the career of Hollywood's "worst" director by making a most stylishly polished production
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 30, 2004
If you love movies, you've got a little Ed Wood inside you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 25, 2004
Tim Burton, fidèle à son talent et à sa réputation, transforme un scénario déjà bien concocté en un film des plus divertissants
| Original Score: B+
November 9, 2004
Tim Burton's best movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 30, 2004
This delightful film focuses on the more telling years when Edward D. Wood did what he did to become who he is...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 26, 2004
[It] remains the greatest movie about the pleasures and hardships of independent filmmaking.
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September 21, 2004
Depp's magnificent performance, plus Burton's love of his subject make for a wonderful film. Landau is magnificent as Bela Lugosi. A great film that celebrates the little filmmakers who dreamed big.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 19, 2004
"Strangely compelling and inspiring..."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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