Ed Wood

Lists: 20 Years Ago - 1994

Brief Synopsis: "The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful."

Overall Ranking: 548 (Rank from 1994: # 10)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 16.67%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Lisa Marie Bowman95 - Close to perfect
(full review)
Steve Habrat92(full review)Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 8
Dan O'Neill90 - Ed Wood not only celebrates the life of the “worst director of all-time”, but also embraces the fact that he was one of the more important ones of our life time, with great performances from the cast, especially Landau, and a great script, or laughter, tragedy, and film-making.
(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Bryan Lienesch46 - Feels like Tim Burton doing a Wes Anderson impersonation doing a 50's era film expose.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 3

People Involved

  • Johnny Depp (Ed Wood)
  • Martin Landau (Bela Lugosi)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Dolores Fuller)
  • Patricia Arquette (Kathy OHara)
  • Jeffrey Jones (Criswell)
  • G.D. Spradlin (Reverend Lemon)
  • Vincent DOnofrio (Orson Welles)
  • Bill Murray (Bunny Breckinridge)
  • Mike Starr (Georgie Weiss)
  • Max Casella (Paul Marco)
  • Brent Hinkley (Conrad Brooks)
  • George The Animal Steele (Tor Johnson)
  • Juliet Landau (Loretta King)
  • Clive Rosengren (Ed Reynolds)
  • Norman Alden (Cameraman Bill)
  • Leonard Termo (Makeup Man Harry)
  • Ned Bellamy (Dr. Tom Mason)
  • Danny Dayton (Soundman)
  • John Ross (Camera Assistant)
  • Bill Cusack (Tony McCoy)
  • Lisa Marie (Vampira)
  • Stanley DeSantis (Mr. Feldman)
  • Tim Burton (Director)