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The film had a hard to follow story in it and a useless backstory that was hard to understand and tie into the plot. Also there were some continuity errors and lack if explanations. Overall I did like it because it's hard not to like something with Johnny Depp in it.
The critics have an accurate account of the film. Christopher Walken is the best part. Washington Irving's short story is a little stretched out, and all the underlying meaning therein had been removed in this adaptation. It is okay, but a little weak and often overlong.
Another Johnny Depp-Tim Burton combine, with Depp not being "full blown". The visuals are typical Burton gothic - and there is, like in most of his other movies, never any sunlight - it's always winter and twilight or night. With the creepiness set by lighting, it gets a booster with Depp's act - but its only creepiness, not horror, and I don't think it was meant to be a horror/slasher movie either. It's a crime and detection with the supernatural thrown in. And that works well. Ok Watch.
While, the movie is visually pleasing and chilling, it takes certain leaps to fulfill it's narrative that leave you scratching your head. If you believe Depp is a competent investigator you won't have an issue, but he plays early like he's a scared bumbling fool.
Depp carries the film despite some spotty dialogue and the supporting cast does just enough to make this solid. If Burton had tightened it up a bit it could have been truly amazing.
"Sleepy Hollow" is another winner from Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. It's like a lot of their other movies together. It's has a gothic tone and personality to it. This is the second time that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have collaborated with Christopher Walken. But not in the same movie together. Tim Burton worked with Christopher Walken in "Batman Returns" which came in 1992. Johnny Depp worked with Christopher Walken in "Nick of Time" which came out in 1995.
Wonderfully macabre gothic mystery with fantastic cinematography and special effects, just the right amount of light comedy, and a great creature creation in the horseman. Overly convoluted by the reveal at the end, but far from boring; one of the last good Depp / Burton collabs.