Sleepy Hollow Reviews

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January 3, 2018
Pickering's wide, tremulous eyes reflect the film's lurid appeal to youthful terrors.
December 28, 2010
There are lots of slasher movies better than this.
November 4, 2010
It is a horror film, but it's a Tim Burton horror film. Make no mistake about that.
February 18, 2009
Burton piles on the artistic gore for this rendition. He just forgets to add the terror.
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.
July 14, 2007
A film which looks great but, in the end, is not the sum of its body parts.
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.
December 6, 2005
There's no great messages here, just love and visual mastery. At that Burton succeeds admirably.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 14, 2003
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.
January 29, 2003
Gorgeous to watch, but lacking in a sound emotional core.
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.
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