Edward Scissorhands - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Edward Scissorhands Reviews

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September 20, 2003
A poetic outing by Burton with Depp offering one of his initial outsider performances. Still fun to watch.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
Mr. Burton invests awe-inspiring ingenuity into the process of reinventing something very small.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 23, 2003
Especially rewarding for those who would like to see something different in a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2003
A charming, utterly original fable with a darkness that would be surprising in a mainstream release were it not the work of Tim Burton.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 3, 2003
Tim Burton's finest achievement. It has an emotional wallop to go with his visual wizardry.
| Original Score: 5/5
February 2, 2003
Probably Tim Burton's best film. Certainly his most moving.
| Original Score: 5/5
September 10, 2002
A film you can't help but love...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 12, 2001
Burton's richly entertaining update of the Frankenstein story is the year's most comic, romantic and haunting film fantasy.
January 1, 2000
Burton has not yet found the storytelling and character-building strength to go along with his pictorial flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The film has an unapologetically adolescent purity about it that transcends what would ordinarily be the shortcomings of its script.
January 1, 2000
Depp is perfectly cast, Burton builds a surrealistically funny cul-de-sac world, and there are some very funny performances from grownups Dianne Wiest, Kathy Baker and Alan Arkin.
January 1, 2000
Enchantment on the cutting edge, a dark yet heartfelt portrait of the artist as a young mannequin.
January 1, 2000
One of my favorite films ... and one that touches me deeply.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
Johnny Depp is excellent as the Chaplinesque title character and the support cast is good too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp come close to achieving perfection in this dream tale.
January 1, 2000
Edward Scissorhands is quite a surprise, an utterly enchanting fairy tale.
January 1, 2000
An engaging film, one which falls early in director Tim Burton's career, helping to highlight a remarkable decade's run of moody, quirky and goofy films.
Read More | Original Score: 83/100
January 1, 2000
Burton has a good central premise working here, but he never really grabs us...
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Burton has finally found the magic.
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
December 7, 1990
The romanticism has a personal dimension -- for Edward is, of course, Burton's surreal portrait of himself as an artist: a wounded child converting his private darkness into outlandish pop visions. Like Edward, he finds the light.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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