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Edward Scissorhands Reviews

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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.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
It remains curiously hollow.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Burton invests awe-inspiring ingenuity into the process of reinventing something very small.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Burton's richly entertaining update of the Frankenstein story is the year's most comic, romantic and haunting film fantasy.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Enchantment on the cutting edge, a dark yet heartfelt portrait of the artist as a young mannequin.
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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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John Hartl
January 1, 2000
The film has an unapologetically adolescent purity about it that transcends what would ordinarily be the shortcomings of its script.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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-