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PG-13| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
A scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being -- the gentle Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg's teen daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward's hands make him an outcast.

Cast: Johnny Depp , Winona Ryder , Dianne Wiest , Anthony Michael Hall , Alan Arkin , Kathy Baker , Robert Oliveri , Conchata Ferrell

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Release Date: December 7th, 1990|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Edward Scissorhands isn't perfect. It's something better: pure magic. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Great to look at but not much fun to watch… An emotionally uncommitted picture that's smirky and mawkish, by turns, and at heart, empty. [14 Dec 1990, Daily Datebook, p.E1] show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    If the script were half as witty as its production design and Danny Elfman's score, the film might be a classic; instead, it recalls the “Beetlejuice” half that doesn't have Keaton. [7 Dec 1990, Life, p.4D] show more

  • July 05, 2013 Goodmom42
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    In the top three of my favorite movies. Magical, comical and touching all at the same time.

  • November 13, 2011 ramirezsbr
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    Love thiss movie plus johnny depp sad but fantasitc love all movies of tim burton

  • September 21, 2010 OLI5T
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    A gentle but fierce man

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Alison Nastasi on Dec 16th, 2010 9:15PM

Welcome to Framed, a column at Cinematical that runs every Thursday and celebrates the artistry of cinema -- one frame at a time. It's hard to believe that Tim Burton's 'Edward Scissorhands'...

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Read Tim Burton's Poem About Johnny Depp, Circa 1991

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Alison Nastasi on Sep 23rd, 2010 2:33PM

'Edward Scissorhands' producer Scott Rudin once said, "Basically Johnny Depp is playing Tim Burton in all his movies." Although Burton didn't agree with the statement, Depp did -- stating that...

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