Ed Wood

1994 • 126 minutes
4.5
187 reviews
92%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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From director Tim Burton comes the hilarious, true-life story of the wackiest filmmaker in Hollywood history, Ed Wood! With an oddball collection of showbiz misfits, Ed takes the art of bad moviemaking to an all-time low! The all-star cast features Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, and an Academy Award(R)-winning performance by Martin Landau (Best Supporting Actor) as Bela Lugosi. Hailed by critics everywhere, this laugh-packed comedy hit is sure to entertain everyone!
4.5
187 reviews
Mick C. Horror Pop Culture
October 30, 2015
This film about Ed Wood's life (although not entirely accurate)is probably one of Tim Burton's best underrated films. Ed Wood was a low budget film maker/producer, Auteur to the extreme. For those who do not understand Ed Wood or his film-making, probably will never GET-IT. Judging by some of the reviews given. Tim Burton's view/interpretation of Ed Wood is best illustrated in this film. On my opinion, Tim Burton's choice to have Johnny Depp portray Ed Wood was wise. Great film!
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G R
November 28, 2012
I don't know why I didn't see this when it first came out. I'm glad I saw it now, though; very enjoyable. Depp's portrayal of Ed Wood reminded me a lot of a Jon Lovitz character. Landau was amazing as Bela Lugosi. I loved the B&W cinematography, too.
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Dave Osterberg
June 5, 2016
A dramatized version that tells a true story. Did Ed Wood really get funding for filming from some of the characters in this film?...oh yeah! Did he really employ Bela, Vampira (😱)and Tor Jonston?...oh yeah? What they only hint at is Ed was one of a kind, loved producing movies no matter what. Ed, I believe truly wanted to help Bela, some say he exploited him. I don't see how Ed was ever in a position to exploit the great actor. Depp as usual takes the character, and makes a five star film. I wonder if Ed Wood could have ever imagined that he would be the subject of a film like this🎥🎬
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