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Sleepy Hollow Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
Michael Dequina
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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+
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
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-
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
June 1, 2004
Burton's visual sensibilties are always breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
Gorgeous to watch, but lacking in a sound emotional core.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Sleepy Hollow is the great, gory family film of the year. Heads will indeed roll.
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
A spooky gothic horror tale with first-rate production design.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
A stylish and imaginative screen adaptation of Washington Irving's classic.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 9, 2001
Even when the narrative stalls from too many detours and decapitations, Sleepy Hollow is gorgeous filmmaking that brims over with fun-house thrills and ravishing romance.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ali Barclay
June 26, 2001
The pace and tension are both kept up throughout the film, aided and abetted by Danny Elfman's dramatic score and the remarkable visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2001
The weaknesses of Sleepy Hollow are trivial but they unravel the marvelous [visual] fabric that Burton has woven.
Full Review| Original Score: 3
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
| Original Score: 8/10
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001
Pretty cool flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Depp is as good here as he was in Ed Wood and Donnie Brasco, which means the movie has a lot more going for it than special effects, as sizzling as they are.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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