Ed Wood

Ed Wood
Ed Wood
  • R
  • 2h 6m
  • 1994
Certified Fresh92%
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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!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh92%
Critics Consensus: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp team up to fete the life and work of cult hero Ed Wood, with typically strange and wonderful results.
Reviews
Variety
Todd McCarthy
Fresh

Beguiling rather than thrilling, oddly charming instead of transporting, meaning that Disney will...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

It certainly succeeds as a funny, touching tribute to tenacity, energy, ambition and friendship.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin
Fresh

Mr. Depp isn't best known as a comic actor, but he gives a witty and captivating performance, brin...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Depp-led cult-director bio delves into cross-dressing, kink.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this comedic look at a real-life movie eccentric has strong language and discussions of transvestism, homosexuality, and gender-reassignment surgery (viewers see the cross-dressing, but no surgery). Drinking, smoking, IV-drug use (not seen), and the death of real-life star Bela Lugosi come up in the plot. There's a threatened suicide by gun, and Wood and his cronies engage in unethical behavior to raise funds for their movies. Young viewers who become interested in Ed Wood through this film might learn that Wood's career ended in assorted forms of pornographic media and chronic alcoholism.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:October 7, 1994
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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