Edward Scissorhands

  • PG
  • Tim Burton (1990)
  • US
  • 100 min
Edward Scissorhands
Film Review
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5 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Fantasy starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. Edward is a man-made boy built by an inventor whose sudden death leaves his creation with sharp metal shears instead of hands. After he is discovered by an Avon lady, who takes him home to her family, Edward is greeted with curiosity by the outside world.

Cast and crew

Cast

Edward Scissorhands
Johnny Depp
Kim Boggs
Winona Ryder
Peg Boggs
Dianne Wiest
Jim
Anthony Michael Hall
Joyce Monroe
Kathy Baker
Kevin Boggs
Robert Oliveri
Helen
Conchata Ferrell
Marge
Caroline Aaron
Officer Allen
Dick Anthony Williams
Esmeralda
O-Lan Jones
Inventor
Vincent Price
Bill Boggs
Alan Arkin

Crew

Director
Tim Burton

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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