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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92%
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88%

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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.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Ed Wood [is] a comedy of the ridiculous in which the ridiculous turns unexpectedly sublime.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

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.

Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

Burton has managed to make something altogether unique - a compassionate farce - that can be enjoyed even by people who have never heard of Wood, who would never willingly submit themselves to a Wood work.

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Robert Horton
Film Comment Magazine

Just daft enough and just deft enough to satisfy high-culture and low-culture aficionados alike.

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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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Richard Propes
TheIndependentCritic.com

Landau is simply brilliant.

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Derek Malcolm
Guardian

Burton imitates Wood 's films brilliantly, and Wood 's chaotic lifestyle is brought to the screen with brio.

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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.

Guillem Martinez Oya
Cinematismo

A good story about the (out) of the star system in Hollywood in 1950's. [Full Review in Spanish]

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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.
review coming.
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