Parent reviews for Edward Scissorhands

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Common Sense says

age 13+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 31 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 125 reviews

age 13+

Beautiful Story, Beautiful Characters and Full of Heart and Soul

This is one of the most beautiful stories I've ever seen. So, well written and an amazing cast. You can't go wrong with Johnny Depp, He's my absolute favorite acter and my Idol. I look forward to watching any movie with Johnny Depp in it. And Tim Burton is so creative with all of his work, and you know it will be a great movie when the two of them work together. If I could give it more than five stars I would. I hope you like the movie and I'll see you at the next one. Till then, I'm the ProundRaven'sClaw and thank you for reading my review.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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age 16+

dont let kids under 16 wach

very scary my kid wached it and wont sleep anymore
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age 7+

Timely for a 2021 exploration of social norms and biases - autism spectrum disorder

Families and classrooms can use the movie as a way to discuss bigotry, bias, empathy, exploitation, the attributes of autism, or what it can feel like socially for a person who has a developmental disorder. Once you recognize the autism spectrum disorder in the title character, it's a powerful demonstration of a truth which is tragically counter-intuitive to most of our society . People with autism are just as emotional and crave connection just as much as neurotypical people. They often are unable to outwardly display the emotion in typical ways, and are unable to read social cues such as body language and facial expression. I highly recommend this movie as part of any SEL (social-emotional learning) program, anti-bias education, or discussion of identity-based bullying. This kind of education can and should start at a very early age, and this movie can also be quite accessible at a young age, when it accompanies this kind of discussion. The smallest children could find Edward's scissor/goth costume scary or off-putting, but with discussion they can learn that it's meant to make us feel that way, and why. His costume is buffered with quite a bit of whimsy. This very short review is a worth a read. "Johnny Depp’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’: A Study in Stigmatization of Mental Illnesses" (https://www.hollywoodinsider.com/edward-scissorhands-johnny-depp-victor…) In this excerpt, the reviewer reveals the character beautifully: " In the film, Edward displays some of the more commonly recognized symptoms, including his difficulties with socializing, self-isolation, neutral facial expressions, lack of verbalization, overly literal nature, and misunderstanding of sarcasm. Edward is also incredibly focused and talented in a specific area, his creative artwork. Throughout the film, this is seen in his beautiful, detailed, and practically crafted hedges and ice-sculptures. Above all, Edward has feelings and is highly compassionate: something that both society and the townspeople of Burton’s fictional suburb ignorantly fail to understand about those with ASD."

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age 13+

Beautiful, but tough finale

Beautiful story, well narrated and shot. However, the finale is far too violent and gruesome for younger viewers (under 13), specially because they empathize with the main characters. Besides there is a quite uncomfortable scene with a woman trying to seduce the protagonist.
age 13+

Seduction scene and mention of Rape was a little much

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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 10+

Pretty wierd

Its a good movie. it is fairly weird but the theme of it is a good one. Its a classic

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Great messages
age 12+

Unsettling but still a great Movie

My kids took notice of the movie’s choice of colour and art style. My eldest child was very invested in the movie. I was surprised about the emotional toll the movie took upon my kids (they both agreed the movie was way too “depressing”). It was a memorable movie, albeit not a ‘feel good’ movie.
age 10+

GREAT

Violence 2.5/5 Sex 1/5 Language 2/5 Drinking/Drugs/Smoking 1.5/5
age 11+

such a cute little movie!

there isn’t much inappropriate stuff in this movie. in the televised version, language is cut out. the only thing to be worried about is that a character tries to seduce edward and starts undressing, although you never see anything due to the undergarments she is wearing that she never took off. there is also a kind of scene where that same woman is getting her hair cut and she is enjoying it a bit too much, making sure everyone knows how she felt during the hair cut.

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Great messages
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Too much sex
age 11+

Amazing Bittersweet Movie

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Great messages