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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Johnny Depp
Winona Ryder
Dianne Wiest
Anthony Michael Hall
Kathy Baker
Alan Arkin
Directors
Tim Burton
Screenwriters
Caroline Thompson
Running Time
105 minutes

Edward Scissorhands
Tim Burton's tragic modern-day fable, with Johnny Depp on superb form


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Plot
An artificial man with scissors for hands lives alone in a dilapidated manor above his town. Lured down by a kindly Avon lady, he at first produces a sensation among the townspeople, impressed by his skills at topiary and hairdressing. However, when he falls in love with a cheerleader, things become more complicated...


Verdict
Tim Burton's modern-day fable succeeds beautifully as sharp comedy and achingly sad romance. The imaginative set design and spellbinding story are both superb, but the real joys here are the performances, particularly from Depp. It's still one of his finest moments, in a movie that is certainly one of the best fantasy films ever made.


Reviewed by Jo Berry

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