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
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Burton's richest, prettiest, weirdest since Batman Returns.
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 looks good, but acting is headless.
January 1, 2000
Bold, exciting and full of visions.
January 1, 2000
Sleepy Hollow is visually sumptuous and playfully creepy.
January 1, 2000
A mild aftertaste of disappointment.
January 1, 2000
Both sleepy and hollow.
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
Unpleasantly ugly.
January 1, 2000
Burton has picked up his considerable imagination and shaken it, but not much came out.
January 1, 2000
Danny Elfman's music is haunting and jaggedly elegiac, the perfect underpinning to the movie's look.
January 1, 2000
A lavish, art-directed slasher movie.
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