Edward Scissorhands 1990

Critics score:
89 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: Mr. Burton invests awe-inspiring ingenuity into the process of reinventing something very small. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: An original movie, though not Tim Burton's best. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: The romanticism has a personal dimension -- for Edward is, of course, Burton's surreal portrait of himself as an artist: a wounded child converting his private darkness into outlandish pop visions. Like Edward, he finds the light. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Burton has not yet found the storytelling and character-building strength to go along with his pictorial flair. Read more

Time Out: It remains curiously hollow. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: A delightful and delicate comic fable. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Depp is perfectly cast, Burton builds a surrealistically funny cul-de-sac world, and there are some very funny performances from grownups Dianne Wiest, Kathy Baker and Alan Arkin. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Enchantment on the cutting edge, a dark yet heartfelt portrait of the artist as a young mannequin. Read more