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Edward Scissorhands Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 17, 2008
An original movie, though not Tim Burton's best.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
Burton has a good central premise working here, but he never really grabs us...
| Original Score: 6/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
It remains curiously hollow.
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 14, 2004
| 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
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Burton has finally found the magic.
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
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
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Variety Staff
May 8, 2008
A delightful and delicate comic fable.
Eric Melin
August 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
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+
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
One of my favorite films ... and one that touches me deeply.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
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.
| Original Score: 83/100
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