Edward Scissorhands is a classic Tim Burton and Johnny Depp film about a small suburban town that receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward. A satire on the normality of Middle-America and their fear of outsiders. A magical fairytale story of loneliness, learning, and love; that will make you laugh, curse, and cry.
Jonathan Rosenbaum An original movie, though not Tim Burton's best.
Variety Staff A delightful and delicate comic fable.
Peter Travers Burton's richly entertaining update of the Frankenstein story is the year's most comic, romantic and haunting film fantasy.
Rita Kempley Enchantment on the cutting edge, a dark yet heartfelt portrait of the artist as a young mannequin.
John Hartl The film has an unapologetically adolescent purity about it that transcends what would ordinarily be the shortcomings of its script.
Desson Thomson Depp is perfectly cast, Burton builds a surrealistically funny cul-de-sac world, and there are some very funny performances from grownups Dianne Wiest, Kathy Baker and Alan Arkin.