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Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

Tim Burton (1990)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This bewitchingly oddball "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale from director Tim Burton is a superlative masterpiece and one of the best fantasy films ever made. Its haunting power, exquisite charm and dark romance are a match for the spellbinding work of Hans Christian Andersen, while Johnny Depp's sensitive performance as scientist Vincent Price's "Punkenstein" creation is a revelation. Humanoid Edward's inability to touch the things he loves because of his razor-sharp fingers makes for potent symbolism of the highest mythic order. The finale packs an unforgettable emotional wallop, assisted by Danny Elfman's gloriously magical score.


A reclusive genius creates a boy but dies before completing him, leaving his brainchild with scissor-like blades in place of hands. A kindly woman from a nearby suburb takes pity on the lonely figure and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighbourhood - but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burton's fantasy, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price.

Cast & Crew

Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp
Kim Boggs Winona Ryder
Peg Boggs Dianne Wiest
Bill Boggs Alan Arkin
Inventor Vincent Price
Jim Anthony Michael Hall
Joyce Monroe Kathy Baker
Kevin Boggs Robert Oliveri
Helen Conchata Ferrell
Director Tim Burton
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd Guidance: Some violence. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay


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