Edward Scissorhands Synopsis
A deceased inventor's creation becomes a celebrity when a cheery suburbanite brings him home.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
A classic... Edward Scissorhands is a sharp salute to the oddball in all of us.
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Entertainment Weekly

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Simple, funny, gorgeous, sad, and sweet, perfect for playing over and over.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Strange, funny and powerfully moving… Burton has found a way to move through camp to emotional authenticity, to communicate-through a...
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80

Empire

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An ambitious and quite beautifully conceived fairy tale for the 90s.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Tim Burton's fantasy is more original than his previous film, “Batman,'' and its colors make “Dick Tracy'' look drab. Add wry...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Edward Scissorhands isn't perfect. It's something better: pure magic.
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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.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
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...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The disappointment is that Burton has not yet found the storytelling and character-building strength to go along with his pictorial flair.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Great to look at but not much fun to watch… An emotionally uncommitted picture that's smirky and mawkish, by turns, and at heart,...
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A Twisted Modern Fairytale

By Reesuh
The story of Edward Scissorhands could be seen as the anti-fairytale. Where most childrens' stories start on a low note and end on a high one, Edward's story does just the opposite. Edward...

An individual classic

By city cinemas fan
I love this movie so much.Mostly because I havent seen any movie like this which makes it so great and so individual. I give it five stars...

so good

By cottencandy62
bitter-sweet, lovable, i just want to give edward a hug! (oh maybe if his scissors were covered.)...

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16 gazillion thumbs up!

By sodapop1
Edward Scissorhands stars Johnny Depp. Edward (Depp) was made by his father who never woke up. He has a brain and everything except one. HANDS! Instead of hands he has scissors. He is very lonley...

alright

By glxy
sort of a good movie sad but sort of boring...

my edward scissorhands review

By lord-o-movies
classic great acting by johnny depp tim burton and johnny depp were amazing again see it now one of my favs...

Another perfect movie for Burton and Depp

By MongrolMan
Awesomely original, and beautifully done....

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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Dark yet sweet underdog tale for older kids.
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