Edward Scissorhands

Film, Fantasy
Edward Scissorhands
Photograph: 20th Century Fox

Time Out says

With his electric-shock hairdo and kinky black gear, Edward (Depp) is a model of trendy respectability - except for one thing. This man-made creature has got shears instead of hands, because his creator (Price) died mid-project. He sits lonely and lethal in his gloomy mansion, until the Avon Lady (Wiest) comes to call. She invites him home, and he proceeds to dazzle her family and neighbours with his flair for topiary and surreal hair-styling. With its skewed vision of suburbia, Burton's film bears comparison with his earlier Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. It's a visual treat, complete with pastel bungalows, surreal shrubbery and grotesque outfits, but it remains curiously hollow.

By: CM


Release details

105 mins

Cast and crew

Tim Burton
Caroline Thompson
Anthony Michael Hall
Dianne Wiest
Alan Arkin
Winona Ryder
Conchata Ferrell
Kathy Baker
Robert Oliveri
Johnny Depp
Vincent Price
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