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Sleepy Hollow Reviews

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January 2, 2018
Pickering's wide, tremulous eyes reflect the film's lurid appeal to youthful terrors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 28, 2010
There are lots of slasher movies better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2010
It is a horror film, but it's a Tim Burton horror film. Make no mistake about that.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 18, 2009
Burton piles on the artistic gore for this rendition. He just forgets to add the terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 21, 2007
The quirks of this Sleepy Hollow prevent it from ever being truly scary, but what they do make it is a quintessentially Burton film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2007
A film which looks great but, in the end, is not the sum of its body parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2006
For about an hour it's a fine, ghoulish carnival sideshow, and that has its charms, but there's a thin desperation about the climax.
May 26, 2006
[Burton's] vision of the ominous woods, the shadowy town, and its pale inhabitants give the film texture and bring it to life.
April 9, 2005
This updated story is a real showcase for Johnny Depp, whose collaborations with Tim Burton represent some of the actor's best work.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 6, 2004
Sleepy Hollow is, above all, beautiful to look at. Instead of using effects to make things look real, Burton makes everything look like a painting.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 7, 2004
Burton, for all his skill, never ranges beyond the thrills of the obvious; he doesn't enlarge the meaning of the horror he shows us, the way a Brian De Palma might.
June 1, 2004
Burton's visual sensibilties are always breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 15, 2003
often feels akin to the Hammer horror movies made in England during the 1950s and 1960s, the spooky/gory spectacles that broke new ground in presenting on-screen violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2003
The Burton trademark special effects are typically fun, but the late release and lackluster performances make Sleepy Hollow feel exactly like its title: sleepy and hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 29, 2003
Gorgeous to watch, but lacking in a sound emotional core.
| Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2003
Sleepy Hollow is the great, gory family film of the year. Heads will indeed roll.
December 2, 2002
No longer a prodigy at age 41, Tim Burton has now become a problem; I still find myself watching his movies with bemused tolerance, thinking surely he'll be a great director when he grows up.
November 7, 2002
A spooky gothic horror tale with first-rate production design.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
Even though Sleepy Hollow takes hair-raising liberties with the great Washington Irving story on which it is based, it is nonetheless a ripping good ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2002
It's really too bad the script stinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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