Hollywood visionary Tim Burton pays homage to another Hollywood visionary, albeit a less successful one, in this unusual fictionalized biography. The film follows Wood (Johnny Depp) in his quest for f... read more
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release Date: September 28, 1994
DVD Release Date: August 13, 2002
Stats: 6,788 reviews
Flixster Reviews (6,788)
May 9, 2013fb733768972
"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 out of this film, and even though it screams his style, he keeps it a little on the down low here, letting the more of the substance...
January 1, 2013
October 14, 2012
Burton treats his idiosyncratic character with great affection and respect, in a delightful (and very funny) biography that emulates with perfection the visuals of classic horror movies - making us even want to check out Ed Wood's turkeys. Besides, Depp and Landau are magnificent.
July 22, 2012fb1664868775
Burton and Depp show why they are a perfect match in this fantastic film.
March 31, 2012
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 cylinders. Martin Landua's performance of Bela Lugosi is a thing of magic (of course, with the help of Rick Baker's fantastic ma...
March 29, 2012
Arguably Tim Burton's best film, it's also his least distinctively "Burton-esqe" (although it is about quite an unusual character who doesn't fit into normal society). The title character, Edward D. Wood Jr. was a transvestite filmmaker in the 1950s whose films (like "Plan 9 Fro...
November 28, 2011
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Cut! That was perfect!
"When it came to making bad movies, Ed Wood was the best."
My new favorite Tim Burton film. Ed Wood is a superb biography of the Worst Director of All-time. The film is hilarious because of how Burton and Depp approach Ed Wood. They ...
September 19, 2011
This film walks a very thin tightrope between dramatic biopic with serious character development and a detailed storyline, and pure fantasist glory. Director Tim Burton, who's influence is drenched in this film, has already stated that this was meant to be more of a reimagining o...
September 12, 2011
"Movies were his passion. Women were his inspiration. Angora sweaters were his weakness."
The mostly true story of the legendary director of awful movies and his strange group of friends and actors.
September 6, 2011
Tim Burton was the perfect choice to create this biopic of the undisputed worst ever movie director, Edward Wood Jr., and his affection for and admiration for the man shine through. He is not portrayed as a boob or incompetent, but an ever enthusiastic and infectious amateur who ...
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