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Ed Wood

Biography . History . Drama . Comedy

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

Actors: Max Casella , Mike Starr , Bill Murray , Vincent D'Onofrio , G. D. Spradlin , Jeffrey Jones , Patricia Arquette , Sarah Jessica Parker , Martin Landau , Johnny Depp
Directors: Tim Burton
Country: USA
Release: 1994-10-07
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  • Owen Gleiberman

    A comedy of the ridiculous in which the ridiculous turns unexpectedly sublime.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    What Burton has made is a film which celebrates Wood more than it mocks him, and which celebrates, too, the zany spirit of 1950s exploitation films - in which a great title, a has-been star and a lurid ad campaign were enough to get bookings for some of the oddest films ever made.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Hal Hinson

    Making a movie about the life of Ed Wood certainly qualifies as an impossible dream, but Burton has pulled it off with wit, imagination and something amazingly close to grace.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    The strangest biographical film ever made is also one of the most charming, melancholy and quirkily humorous films of the year.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Frank Lovece

    Delightful, off-the-wall, and ultimately moving.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Staff [not credited]

    Always engaging to watch and often dazzling in its imagination and technique, picture is also a bit distended, and lacking in weight at its center.

    Variety Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    The most interesting personality in Ed Wood is not the title character, but Bela Lugosi. So covered up with makeup that he's barely recognizable, Martin Landau gives a deeply-felt performance -- a eerie and stunning recreation of a man haunted by lost fame.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Desson Thomson

    Burton has evoked the surface of Ed Wood's life, but in a story about a man who loves angora and frilly panties, he has barely unbuttoned Wood's uniform.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum

    If, like the filmmakers, you're willing to settle for a myth that flatters your sensibilities and shortchanges the past, you're likely to find some agreeable kicks here.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    A cinematic homage as flawed as its subject. Flawed, yet with a peculiar fascination of its own -- what we have is a genuine artist paying sincere tribute to an unapologetic mediocrity, and stooping awkwardly to the task.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Gene Siskel

    One of those rare films that communicates the exquisite joy of the moviemaking process. [7 October 1994, Friday, p.B]

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
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