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Edward Scissorhands Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 24, 2015
Depp cuts a haunting figure, while Wiest is typically excellent. The rest of the actors are forced to play characters who are either underdeveloped or overcooked, and the broadness of Burton's approach eventually leads to a wholly unsatisfying resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 17, 2014
Burton's modern fairytale has an almost palpably personal feel: it is told gently, subtly and with infinite sympathy for an outsider who charms the locals but then inadvertently arouses their baser instincts.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Gregory Weinkauf
July 25, 2011
Between this masterpiece and that other Ed (Wood), TIm Burton and Johnny Depp are at their dual-career best. Ed Wood is about how insane Hollywood is -- and Edward Scissorhands delivers the pure magic that, once in a rare while, escapes the place.
Josh Larsen
July 25, 2008
...perhaps the cinema's most enchanting parable about the misunderstood and alienated artist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Biodrowski
July 7, 2008
... this sweet 1990 fantasy ... for the first time crystallized the latent themes in the director's work: the notion of the artist as outsider, of skills that make one special but at the same time different.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 17, 2008
An original movie, though not Tim Burton's best.
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Variety Staff
May 8, 2008
A delightful and delicate comic fable.

TV Guide
May 8, 2008
Fine performances all around, particularly from Depp and the immensely sympathetic Wiest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

May 8, 2008
Visually, stylistically and emotionally stunning.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 7, 2008
It's visually pleasing and an easy film to like, even if it never gets out of shallow water as far as its story goes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
[Burton and Depp] seem to bring out the best in each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 17, 2006
Burton's movies are fairytales for retarding evolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
It remains curiously hollow.
Chris Cabin
October 24, 2005
His gothic tones always mask a feeling of wonder and an endearing love for everything that is possible in life and death
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 29, 2005
Burton's sweet Gothic fairy tale has lost none of its charm.
| Original Score: 3/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
July 30, 2005
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton in magical collaboration.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 23, 2005
A personal film for Tim Burton, which also serves as a parable about the artist as an outsider, this lovely fairytale began the long, fruitful collaboration with the endlessly versatile Johnny Depp.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
May 7, 2005
Moody and bizarre modern fairytale that works on a number of levels.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 16, 2004
Definitely one of Burton's masterpieces, maybe THE one.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 18, 2004
A modern fairy tale about a deformed outsider whose innocence and gentle nature make him a freak in the eyes of the community he visits.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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