Sleepy Hollow Reviews

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January 3, 2018
Pickering's wide, tremulous eyes reflect the film's lurid appeal to youthful terrors.
October 24, 2008
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.
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 18, 2002
Sleepy Hollow has an aesthetic that seems based on album covers. It doesn't feel like the work of an artist in any way.
Top Critic
March 22, 2002
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.
July 8, 2008
There may be some problems in the storytelling and exposition departments, but no one would deny the effective visual scheme that creates a fairy tale world in which the existence of a malevolent Headless Horseman ... is completely believable.
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.
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
December 6, 2005
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.
June 1, 2004
Burton's visual sensibilties are always breathtaking.
January 21, 2004
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.
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