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Edward Scissorhands

148 Ratings: 3.4
A 1990 movie directed by Tim Burton.

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 comedy-drama fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The film tells the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands. Edward is taken in by a suburban … see full wiki

Director: Tim Burton
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 1990, December 7, 1990
MPAA Rating: PG
20 reviews about Edward Scissorhands
review by . May 23, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****    An old woman with a raspy voice tells her grandchild a bedtime story on a snowy night about the strange, abandoned Gothic castle that rests on a hill that can be clearly seen by just about any house in town. She explains that in the castle lives a man named Edward (Johnny Depp); but not just any man. Edward has the peculiar advantage and disadvantage of having scissors for hands. This is the result of an unfinished experiment conducted by an aging inventor …
review by . November 12, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Nothing choppy about this movie.
I think the first time i saw this movie i was maybe 12 years old and i thought it was the coolest thing EVER! Back then i thought it was so cool because of Edward, i mean the guy had scissors for hands and was permanently dressed in a black bodysuit. And then i found the movie a few years ago at my local used movie store, and after i watched it again i still thought the movie was the coolest thing ever but for different reasons. Like many other of Burton's films this one is a obscure love story …
Quick Tip by . January 03, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Supremely disappointing. It had the potential of being the metaphor for late 20th century man where you can love but touching is potentially fatal (AIDS still had no effective treatment). Instead it's a bland fairy tale of middling angst.
review by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This movie is a classic. It is a tale about a man who was not born but created, yet remains unfinished. For most of his life he has lived in a castle, but after a chance meeting with a makeup saleswoman, is brought to a classic suburban neighborhood. From there events unfold that must be witnessed to be understood. All through this is the underlying message about forcing change on people and understanding. It is a fantastic movie, a classic Tim Burton movie, and is fun for all ages. I recommend …
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Great movie I think this movie is great for kids to watch too, but it might seem kinda of scary at first!
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
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One of Burton's masterpieces. great cinematography, and wonderful story.
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
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Even though I thought the movie could of had more story and meaning it was still good.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Tim Burton's finest creation of the 90's, back when he did more original screenplays. Creepy yet heartwarming to say the least.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
this movie is beautiful and cute and it's one of my favourites
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
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Another amazing role that Johnny Depp made better. I also have a crush on Winona--and don't care that she's a shoplifter.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
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This is a great modern fairy tale. Depp and Ryder do some of their best work.
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A good movie with many funny moments. IT may cause you to reflect upon yourself.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
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if you like tim burton and want to see him go absoultly topiary crazy, then this is the film for you! there is more bush-art in this one than any of his others! but it dosent drown out a really good story or the really good acting on jonny depp's part.
Quick Tip by . June 03, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
One of the first pieces of Tim Burton magic that I was exposed to, and definitely not one I will ever forget.
Quick Tip by . June 03, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Growing up, this movie was one of my favorites to watch.
Quick Tip by . May 27, 2010
Right up there with my All-Time Favorites. Actually, this movie changed my life. For the better. Really.
Quick Tip by . January 19, 2010
One of my favorite movies of all time. I'm a sucker for fairy tales. Love that this one's modern & unconventional :)
review by . December 09, 2008
This fantastic tale about a boy who doesn't fit in, marveled me at such a young age. It was about love, social movements, confidence and motivation. I absolutely loved this movie, just wish Winona was switched out with a better actress; Although her goth-dark side really added to the character.  
review by . May 07, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Tim Burton was born in 1958 & raised in the suburban city of Burbank California. Burton was a recluse & very shy. He loved to draw and actually had a sketch of the little boy with the scissors for hands, now, Edward Scissorhands DECADES before his character became a feature film. The character of Edward is uncannily, MUCH like Tim Burton. The wild, black hair, the lonliness, reclusiveness, not really "fitting in"... That, plus the 1950's & 60's portrayal of the suburbanite homes and nuclear families …
review by . July 20, 2000
Pros: Depp is outstanding     Cons: ......        Tim Burton is insane. It's a proven fact. Just makes him all the more lovable. Who else would take a sweet creature like Johnny Depp and add hedge sheers to the end of his arms? Who else would get Vincent Price to play in a movie like this?      Price is the mad scientist living in this huge gothic mansion in this otherwise boring looking town. While creating his latest...ummm...friend, …
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