Ed Wood details
|Starring:||Martin Landau, Patricia Arquette, Vincent D'Ono, Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vincent D'Onofrio, G.D. Spradlin, Johnny Depp, Jeffrey Jones|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||2 hours 1 minute|
|Rental release:||15 Jun 2006|
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Worst Film I have ever seenBy Emma from Scotland from Scotland , 31 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Don't waste your time. The worst film I have ever seen and switched it off near the end.
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Weird and wired.By dally (298 reviews) from Belfast , 20 Mar 2010shot in monochrome. I liked it but it would not be to everyone's taste. A little like a documentary. It was more than a little strange and not at all like any Tim Burton movie I had seen before.Try it out. If you don't like it you can always press the stop button.
Don't be put off by the title...By David Talbot from Hampton Court, England , 25 Feb 2010...I was and to my cost. However, I finally bit the bullet and was rewarded with yet another excellent Burton-Depp collaboration. The unlikely subject matter - Depp as an inept post-WWII 'B' movie director - showed how you should never judge a film by its title. Funny and poignant in equal measure, the acting is out of the top drawer, with a plot that moved along at the perfect pace.
Depp, sad but unsinkable, Martin Landau the perfect silent star grabbing at his chance of stardom knowing it was all unreal, and Sarah Jessica Parker, who had the courage to take her part even though she has to utter an unforgettable line (which I can't quite remember!) querying whether or not she has a face like a horse. Good on yuh, Jessica.
See it and be amazed that Burton and Depp don't have a clutch of Oscars between them.
The man thought he was a genius!By themacs (46 reviews) from Bridport , 14 Nov 2009And certainly, Johnny Depp in the part was one. What an odd man Ed Wood was, but what a great little B movie his story made, in the real sense. Filmed in black and white, a story of second rate characters, with a brilliant cast. Took us years to catch up with this but glad we made it.
Depp at his most disappointingBy c00ky (2 reviews) from Wigan , 02 Nov 2009I rented this purely on the fact that it was Johnny Depp - he of the quirky, leftfield, largely entertaining film back catalogue. How dissapointed I was. This (mostly) true story of the 'legendary' director of awful movies and his strange group of actor friends is in itself an awful movie. Slow to the point of tedious, the fact that it has received such critical acclaim and won two Oscars to boot is the only wacky and zany thing about it. Avoid.
Tim Burtons homage to a cross dressing director of trashy filmsBy Daniel Pollard from Manchester, England , 02 Oct 2009Johnny Depp plays Ed Wood, rubbish writer, famous cross dresser and director of terrible films such as, Glen or Glenda, Bride of the Monster and Plan 9 From Outer Space. As the film is about an awful director who couldnt direct traffic, you would think that Tim Burton would mock him in every scene, however, he doesnt go for the cheap laughs, but celebrates Woods career and passion for the film business. He concentrates on his motivation, drive and love for the magic of cinema, and in doing so celebrates the 1950s, where all you needed was a crazy movie title, a down and out star and a dodgy ad campaign to have a blockbuster movie. Burton has created a homage to B-movies and the golden age of Hollywood movie production. He has also celebrated one of Hollywoods least accomplished directors, but honoured him with great sincerity and a full heart. Ed Wood would be proud.
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