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Ed Wood Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
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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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Depp isn't best known as a comic actor, but he gives a witty and captivating performance, bringing wonderful buoyancy to this crazy role.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Outrageously disjointed and just as outrageously entertaining, the picture stands as a successful outsider's tribute to a failed kindred spirit.
| Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
In his finest, funniest, most poignant film to date, Tim Burton plays cinematic alchemist, turning drive-in schlock into movie gold.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
This Ed Wood is dead wood.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Lucy Mohl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
[An] oddly affectionate bio-pic.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
An entertaining, oddly affectionate look at the cross-dressing grade-Z moviemaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie's black and white photography convincingly recaptures the look and feel of 1950s sleaze, including some of the least convincing special effects in movie history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Given the finished film, one also has to wonder if Ed Wood was interesting enough to base a two- hour movie on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Making a movie about the life of Ed Wood certainly qualifies as an impossible dream, but Burton has pulled it off with wit, imagination and something amazingly close to grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Burton has evoked the surface of Ed Wood's life, but in a story about a man who loves angora and frilly panties, he has barely unbuttoned Wood's uniform.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Entertainment Weekly
September 28, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: A