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Ed Wood Reviews

Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
September 27, 2012
A more-than-competent transfer of one of American cinema's unsung gems, but Ed Wood deserves Criterion-level respect.
Mark Bourne
April 5, 2006
Buena Vista Home Video's long-delayed DVD release of Ed Wood makes the wait worthwhile.... The chief attraction among the extras is the informative and entertaining commentary audio with Tim Burton, Martin Landau....

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Liam Cullin
Empire Movies
April 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Michael Sheridan
Tail Slate
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Appelo
Seattle Weekly
March 9, 2005
My favorite deleted scene: Bill Murray as Wood's transsexual wanna-be crony serenading a mariachi band in a meat locker with "Que Sera Sera" in an eccentric sexual swoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Douglas Pratt
Movie City News
February 15, 2005
Landau is wonderfully real, and with the movie's humor providing an ideal counterbalance, his touching performance enriches the film tremendously, and legitimizes it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Indiana Sev
DVD Clinic
December 8, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Anderson
Movie Habit
November 10, 2004
The film is a heart-on-the-sleeve salute to those who relentlessly pursue their dreams and, driven by an innate passion, blindly follow their bliss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gregory L. Amato
November 3, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Film Threat
November 2, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Yunda Eddie Feng
Movie Metropolis
November 1, 2004
...most of the movie is really a tragedy about how a dying movie star has to demean himself making movies directed by a hack who doesn't even know that he's terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sandy Maynard
October 28, 2004
A loving tribute to bad b-movies and Burton seems to direct his actors as if they are in one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Sinnott
October 27, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gareth J. Von Kallenbach
Skewed and Reviewed
October 25, 2004
With a stellar cast, moving and funny story, and memorable characters, this is a must own for collectors everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

October 24, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
David Annandale
October 20, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Todd Gilchrist
October 20, 2004
Pauline Kael was referring specifically to Cage's work in Vampire's Kiss, but she just as easily could have been referring to Johnny Depp in Ed Wood.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 19, 2004
The finest Tim Burton movie ever made...told with a lot of heart and a lot a reverence, not just for the real-life characters but for the era in which those movies were made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

June 6, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5