Ed Wood Reviews

November 9, 2018
Ed Wood [is] a comedy of the ridiculous in which the ridiculous turns unexpectedly sublime.
March 20, 2018
Burton imitates Wood 's films brilliantly, and Wood 's chaotic lifestyle is brought to the screen with brio.
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.
January 26, 2006
It certainly succeeds as a funny, touching tribute to tenacity, energy, ambition and friendship.
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.
May 12, 2001
Outrageously disjointed and just as outrageously entertaining, the picture stands as a successful outsider's tribute to a failed kindred spirit.
January 1, 2000
In his finest, funniest, most poignant film to date, Tim Burton plays cinematic alchemist, turning drive-in schlock into movie gold.
January 1, 2000
This Ed Wood is dead wood.
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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
An entertaining, oddly affectionate look at the cross-dressing grade-Z moviemaker.
January 1, 2000
[An] oddly affectionate bio-pic.
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.