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Sleepy Hollow Reviews

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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
March 22, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
January 1, 2000
I find it utterly dispiriting that the talented Burton could think of nothing better to do with this astonishingly rich material than to transform it into soulless junk.
January 1, 2000
Sleepy looks good, but acting is headless.
January 1, 2000
If you're willing to loosen your grip on reality, it is a grand journey to a place where Gothic is cross-wired with modern sensibilities.
January 1, 2000
Sleepy Hollow is a fabulous hoot, and you feel Burton's delight in every frame.
January 1, 2000
Visually astonishing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Visually arresting.
January 1, 2000
A mild aftertaste of disappointment.
January 1, 2000
History will recognize the rich imagination and secret tenderness of Burton's best films.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Sleepy Hollow is visually sumptuous and playfully creepy.
January 1, 2000
The film suffers from tepid performances, feebly drawn characters, and a meandering narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
An exquisitely mounted effort created to the exact specifications of an adroit director whose sensibility is truly bizarre, Sleepy Hollow is kind of an ultimate Tim Burton movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
A lavish, art-directed slasher movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
A stunning visual experience.
January 1, 2000
The best-looking horror film since Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
January 1, 2000
Both sleepy and hollow.
January 1, 2000
Bold, exciting and full of visions.
January 1, 2000
Unpleasantly ugly.
January 1, 2000
With the head-rollingly entertaining Sleepy Hollow, director Tim Burton returns to peak form, delivering the best Hammer horror movie that never was.
January 1, 2000
Thrilling to look at.
January 1, 2000
Burton's richest, prettiest, weirdest since Batman Returns.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Sports many unusual flavors and textures.
January 1, 2000
Danny Elfman's music is haunting and jaggedly elegiac, the perfect underpinning to the movie's look.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
A visual tour de force.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Burton has picked up his considerable imagination and shaken it, but not much came out.