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Based on 19 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 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

  • 100
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A classic... Edward Scissorhands is a sharp salute to the oddball in all of us. show more

  • 88
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    Strange, funny and powerfully moving… Burton has found a way to move through camp to emotional authenticity, to communicate-through a concentration of style and an innocence of regard-a depth and sincerity of feeling that his deliberately (and often, comically) flat characters could not summon on their own. [14 Dec 1990, Friday, p.C] show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Tim Burton's fantasy is more original than his previous film, “Batman,'' and its colors make “Dick Tracy'' look drab. Add wry dialogue and a mischievous critique of suburban life, and you have a diverting fable that doesn't quite live up to its quirky premise. [7 Dec 1990, Arts, p.12] show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The disappointment is that Burton has not yet found the storytelling and character-building strength to go along with his pictorial flair. show more

  • 80

    An ambitious and quite beautifully conceived fairy tale for the 90s. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide

    The theme--that just beyond the edge of the perfectly normal lies the truly bizarre--is realized with intelligence and visual flair. show more

  • 89
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Depp, as the the fragile but irresistibily fabulous title character, is a delight. 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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