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Edward Scissorhands Reviews

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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
June 17, 2008
An original movie, though not Tim Burton's best.
January 1, 2000
Burton has a good central premise working here, but he never really grabs us...
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
It remains curiously hollow.
December 27, 2017
With Burton's surreal illustrative ingenuity, Depp and Ryder's career-making performances, and a story filled with simplicity, complexity, and intangible wizardry that stands the test of time, Edward Scissorhands is one of the greatest films ever made.
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
January 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 14, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2005
Burton's sweet Gothic fairy tale has lost none of its charm.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Burton has finally found the magic.
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
May 26, 2006
[Burton and Depp] seem to bring out the best in each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 8, 2008
A delightful and delicate comic fable.
August 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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+
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
January 1, 2000
One of my favorite films ... and one that touches me deeply.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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