Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
A classic... Edward Scissorhands is a sharp salute to the oddball in all of us. Read full review
Simple, funny, gorgeous, sad, and sweet, perfect for playing over and over. Read full review
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] Read full review
An ambitious and quite beautifully conceived fairy tale for the 90s. Read full review
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] Read full review
Edward Scissorhands isn't perfect. It's something better: pure magic. Read full review
The theme--that just beyond the edge of the perfectly normal lies the truly bizarre--is realized with intelligence and visual flair. Read full review
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] Read full review
The disappointment is that Burton has not yet found the storytelling and character-building strength to go along with his pictorial flair. Read full review
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] Read full review
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