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Ed Wood Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 14, 2013
A masterful ode to movie making and the horror genre.
Rob Vaux
Sci-Fi Movie Page
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
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
October 12, 2010
Depp-led cult-director bio delves into cross-dressing, kink.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
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
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Todd McCarthy
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.
Rob Gonsalves
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
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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
Mark Bourne
April 5, 2006
[Tim Burton's] own jazz-hands dance to the spirit of movie-making.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
It certainly succeeds as a funny, touching tribute to tenacity, energy, ambition and friendship.
Emanuel Levy
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-
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
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+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 9, 2004
Tim Burton's best movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
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
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 26, 2004
[It] remains the greatest movie about the pleasures and hardships of independent filmmaking.
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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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
Gabe Leibowitz
July 19, 2004
"Strangely compelling and inspiring..."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Mckay
March 2, 2004
Landau's Lugosi is an alternately amusing and heartbreaking character who is given one last taste of life while in orbit around Wood's infectious mania
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
Hilarious and enormously entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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