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Edward Scissorhands Reviews

June 17, 2008
An original movie, though not Tim Burton's best.
May 8, 2008
A delightful and delicate comic fable.
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January 26, 2006
It remains curiously hollow.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Burton invests awe-inspiring ingenuity into the process of reinventing something very small.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Enchantment on the cutting edge, a dark yet heartfelt portrait of the artist as a young mannequin.
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.
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-