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16,865 Ratings

Edward Scissorhands

Directed by Tim Burton
United States, 1990
Fantasy, Drama, Romance


A sensitive young man with scissors for hands moves in with a well-meaning family in the suburbs and quickly discovers what it means to be an outsider in this visually-astounding fable.

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Edward Scissorhands Directed by Tim Burton

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1991 | Nominee: Best Makeup

BAFTA Awards

1992 | Winner: Best Production Design

1992 | 3 nominations including: Best Costume Design

Golden Globes (USA)

1991 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1990 | 3rd place: Best Cinematographer

Critics reviews

Often referred to as his masterpiece, this contemporary fairy tale vacillates between elements that would be right at home in a Universal horror film and a stylized set of pastel tract homes, emphasizing Burton’s mixed feelings about the American middle class. Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the meek and scarred Edward is amongst his finest performances, notable for his character’s economy of dialogue and cautious demeanor.
December 16, 2011
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