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Story of low-budget Hollywood director Edward D. Wood, Jr., whose notoriously "bad" cult films include "Glen or Glenda?" and "Plan 9 from Outer Space". (official distributor synopsis)

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gudaulin 

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English An excellent, stylishly polished gem from the workshop of Tim Burton, and one of the best films of the entire decade. It is a comedy and, paradoxically, a tribute to the art of filmmaking and film enthusiasts of all kinds. The film has a superb cast and performances, an excellent screenplay, and offers up many incredibly funny scenes that will stay in one's memory. Although the film was not there at the beginning of the legend of Ed Wood, it significantly contributed to its spread and the creation of a certain cult around this genius in the director's chair. The success of the film was greatly aided by the chameleon actor, Johnny Depp, in the lead role, who gave his character an irresistible charm. Overall impression: 95%. ()

Isherwood 

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English I've only had the "pleasure" of seeing one of Ed's films, Plan 9 from Outer Space. Yes, it was terrible, but Tim Burton decided to show us that things were different. He devoted two hours of film time to a colleague who remained only misunderstood. The incredible enthusiasm he had for his films was infectious, and this work oozes it in every frame. In my opinion, this is Johnny Depp's best career performance, where a genuine smile towards the producer is enough to win over the audience entirely, bringing almost childishly uncontained joy in every scene from his own work. When the legendary interview with Orson Welles takes place, one of the most mesmerizing, touching, and beautiful endings in the cinematic heaven begins to unfold. Hats off to Tim, hats off to Johnny, and rest in peace, Ed. ()

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DaViD´82 

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English Burton doesn’t make fun of Ed Wood at all. The picture is stuffed full of amazing acting performances. No, I’m not going to praise Depp to the heavens, even though his acting is divine, but there are other equally wonderful performances here. Mainly, Landau simply IS Lugosi. Burton’s Ed Wood is both funny and dramatic and emotionally charged. So what if things are a little too idealized. ()

J*A*S*M 

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English A very pleasant film that almost makes you want to fulfil your unrealistic dreams, or watch one of Ed’s movies. I don’t like Tim Burton very much, but here he did a good job with the talented Johnny Depp portraying an untalented director in a film that irradiates such enthusiasm (about cinema and people) that it’s almost hard to believe. A beautifully positive movie (about basically quite sad things…) that will certainly not ruin your mood. 9/10 ()

Marigold 

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English Burton in an artistic position is somewhat unusual - stripped of color, completely immersed in visions of someone other than himself... is it really someone different? One cannot ignore the sympathy and empathy with which Tim delves into the world of the worst filmmaker of all time, with which he absorbs his imagery and transforms them into his brilliant and refined style. It is as if Wood’s chaos has become a complete film form, which lacks all the amateurism of the "master’s" messes, but it also does not lack special enthusiasm and deep interest. A dream is what Burton’s Ed Wood is all about, and it is this stubbornness, the surrender of one's own vision, no matter how bizarre, that is Wood's biggest contribution to the Dream Factory in this film. Depp enjoys playing the eccentric fool, he brings his innate exhibitionism into the womanish mannerisms, and into Wood's manic animation his ability to charge the character with naturalness and enthusiasm. However, he clearly stands in the shadow of Martin Landau, whose Lugosi is enchanting, charismatic, full of magic and human vulnerability. And it is the Wood-Lugosi relationship that ultimately creates a line that overwhelms everyone else. We will not find this sort of image of mental harmony in any other Burton film. Although Ed Wood is a little outside of the master's filmography, it is definitely one of his most distinctive works. ()

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