Before watching Edward Scissorhands, I had already heard of it and seen references everywhere. I always thought Edward was bad, and that this was a scary movie. I was as far off as can be. When I watched it, I saw that this movie is perfectly fine, someone who hasn't seen it would expect it to be very violent (I mean, this guy has scissors for hands. You expect cuts, stabs, and blood everywhere), but it honestly isn't bad at all, and there is barely any violence. The stabbing scene isn't very graphic even, and it's all bad 1990s tomato red blood. Edward stabs someone in the end of the film as self defense and to save someone else, so it wasn't a horrific act of violence. Occasionally, Edward scratches his face, but you can't really see the wounds, they aren't bad and bleed a tiny bit, while he has many scars on his face from accidents. Edward accidentally cuts the face of his creator, and scratches the face of a little boy when pushing him out of the way of a fast moving car. The kid is frightened but not hurt seriously. He is also beaten with a metal stick thing (used by fireplaces) at the end, it looks like it hurts, but isn't anything parents need to worry about. That's it for violence, and it really is nothing to worry about. Edward gets drunk once after the dad gives him a drink after Edward gets frightened, and the 'bad guy' jock kids get drunk in a van later in the film. Sex wise, one of the townswomen takes down her top, revealing her bra and gets on top of a frightened and confused Edward, who runs away from the scene before anything can happen. The woman then wrongly accuses him of raping her. It isn't graphic, and that's all there is . Any other innuendo will go right over kids heads. As scary looking as he is, Edward is a kind person who is very misunderstood and gets his feelings hurt when people try to run away from him. People are afraid of him, but Edward gets scared when they scream and yell at him, it makes him want to hide. What nobody understands is although Edward is clueless about society, and his hands are weapons, he hates hurting people and he is capable of loving, even if his hands don't let him show it how he would like to. He speaks very little and is shy. Young kids might be scared Edward will hurt someone, but assure them nothing scary happens. You know your kids best, so it's your call what they can take. Most of the movie has a happy attitude as Edward makes topiaries and gives hair cuts in the cookie cutter, pastel suburban town. I really enjoyed this movie and I think other kids will to, as long as they understand the good message. Talk them through it and explain the situations shown if they are around ten, older kids will be able to understand it without much help. Enjoy this movie, it teaches what's really important in a person along with lighthearted humor, and emotional struggle, AND teenage romance. It has everything that makes a great movie!! Tim Burton continues to amaze me with his fascinating films.