Ed Wood
Ed Wood (1994)

Ed Wood was a little known film-maker from the early 1950's who gained posthumous notoriety for his dreadful B-grade science fiction films in the mid-'80s. This film is producer/director Tim Burton's fictionalized portrait of… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 28, 1994
DVD Release Date: August 13, 2002
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp team up to fete the life and work of cult hero Ed Wood, with typically strange and wonderful results.

Todd McCarthy

Beguiling rather than thrilling, oddly charming instead of transporting, meaning that Disney will have its work cut out for it with what is at heart a cult movie and a film buff's dream.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Outrageously disjointed and just as outrageously entertaining, the picture stands as a successful outsider's tribute to a failed kindred spirit.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A masterful ode to movie making and the horror genre.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It certainly succeeds as a funny, touching tribute to tenacity, energy, ambition and friendship.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie's black and white photography convincingly recaptures the look and feel of 1950s sleaze, including some of the least convincing special effects in movie history.

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Rob Vaux
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Burton wraps it all in his singular vision, devoid of bells and whistles and all the more potent for its comparative subtlety.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Depp isn't best known as a comic actor, but he gives a witty and captivating performance, bringing wonderful buoyancy to this crazy role.

James Berardinelli

Given the finished film, one also has to wonder if Ed Wood was interesting enough to base a two- hour movie on.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Depp-led cult-director bio delves into cross-dressing, kink.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
"Ed Wood" takes the clumsy filmmaking backstory of Edward D. Wood, and makes it a fantastic film about terrible movies. Tim Burton directs the hell… More
Graham Jones
Burton and Depp show why they are a perfect match in this fantastic film.
Jens S.
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Tim Salmons
Most people would say that Ed Wood is Tim Burton's finest film and I would have to agree. This is the filmmaker that I fell in love with running on all… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Burton treats his idiosyncratic character with great affection and respect, in a delightful (and very funny) biography that emulates with perfection the visuals… More
Devon Bott
Arguably Tim Burton's best film, it's also his least distinctively "Burton-esqe" (although it is about quite an unusual character who… More