Edward Scissorhands
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Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands opens as an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) lovingly assembles a synthetic youth named Edward (Johnny Depp). Edward has all the essential ingredients for today's standard body, with the exception of a pair of hands. For what is initially thought to be a temporary period, he is fitted with long, scissor-like extremities that, while able to trim a mean hedge, are hardly conducive to day-to-day life. When the kindly inventor dies, however, Edward is left lonely and cursed with some very heavy metal for hands. He is eventually taken in by Peg Boggs… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

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"An original movie, though not Tim Burton's best."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Mr. Burton invests awe-inspiring ingenuity into the process of reinventing something very small."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Between this masterpiece and that other Ed (Wood), TIm Burton and Johnny Depp are at their dual-career best. Ed Wood is about how insane Hollywood is -- and Edward Scissorhands delivers the pure magic that, once in a rare while, escapes the place."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, ÜberCiné
"Fine performances all around, particularly from Depp and the immensely sympathetic Wiest."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"[Burton and Depp] seem to bring out the best in each other."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A delightful and delicate comic fable."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Burton's richly entertaining update of the Frankenstein story is the year's most comic, romantic and haunting film fantasy."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"...perhaps the cinema's most enchanting parable about the misunderstood and alienated artist."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Visually, stylistically and emotionally stunning."
‑ , Film4
"Burton's movies are fairytales for retarding evolution."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"It remains curiously hollow."
‑ , Time Out
"Enchantment on the cutting edge, a dark yet heartfelt portrait of the artist as a young mannequin."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"... this sweet 1990 fantasy ... for the first time crystallized the latent themes in the director's work: the notion of the artist as outsider, of skills that make one special but at the same time different."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"It's visually pleasing and an easy film to like, even if it never gets out of shallow water as far as its story goes."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"His gothic tones always mask a feeling of wonder and an endearing love for everything that is possible in life and death"
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com
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