• Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Edward Scissorhands

Release Date: December 1st, 1990

DVD Release Date: September 5th, 2000

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

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Creative, Rivalry, Heartwarming, Mother, Underdog, Love, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Dave KehrChicago 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]

  • 100
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

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Nominated Makeup
Nominated Make Up
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)