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  • PG
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1990
  • 105 mins

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands


Tim Burton's skewed suburban fairytale starring Johnny Depp as the unfinished experiment who has shears instead of hands. Visually, stylistically and emotionally stunning


Marking the beginning of Tim Burton's informal 'Christmas Trilogy' (which continues with Batman Returns and Henry Selick’s The Nightmare Before Christmas), this achingly bittersweet fairytale is arguably the director's greatest work to date. Johnny Depp has rarely matched his iconic, star-making turn as the archetypal Burton outsider, whose sharp, shear-like limbs keep human interaction at bay, while the impeccable, kitschy realisation of a timeless American suburbia is a production design marvel. A cameo appearance from Vincent Price, one of Burton’s idols, is a personal touch made all the more moving, since this was the horror icon’s final on-screen appearance before his death in 1993.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Anthony Michael Hall, Vincent Price, Conchata Ferrell, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Kathy Baker, Johnny Depp
  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Screen Writer: Caroline Thompson
  • Producer: Denise Di Novi, Tim Burton
  • Photographer: Stefan Czapsky
  • Composer: Danny Elfman

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