Ed Wood

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Touchstone Pictures Released 1994

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Director:
Tim Burton (I)
Released:
1994
Rating:
R

Because of his eccentric habits and bafflingly strange films, director Ed Wood is a Hollywood outcast. Nevertheless, with the help of the formerly famous Bela Lugosi and a devoted cast and crew of show-business misfits who believe in Ed's off-kilter vision, the filmmaker is able to bring his oversize dreams to cinematic life. Despite a lack of critical or commercial success, Ed and his friends manage to create an oddly endearing series of extremely low-budget films.

Metacritic Score

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times 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-...

  • 70

    Variety

    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.

  • 70

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    If Ed Wood has a major failing, it's the lack of momentum. Wood's career had nowhere to go, and to some extent the film has the same problem. [23 September 1994, p.C34]

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Comedy, Drama

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Historical, 90s, Biography