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Generally favorable reviews- based on 133 Ratings

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  • Summary: In woods near the tiny New England village of Sleepy Hollow in the late 18th century, Icabod Crane (Depp) is sent to investigate a series of murders reportedly commited by a headless horseman.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. 90
    Gorgeous filmmaking that brims over with funhouse thrills and ravishing romance.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    80
    It is thrilling to look at, and that's more than one can say for the majority of pictures out there.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    75
    Visually sumptuous and playfully creepy.
  4. More creepy and flesh-crawling than overwhelmingly gory, it nevertheless takes pride in characters who get splattered with blood as often as take-out fries get doused with catsup.
  5. 63
    Despite its flaws, Sleepy Hollow stays with you, the dark beauty of its images powerful enough to invade your dreams.
  6. The film, though seldom sleepy, is often hollow.
  7. A film with no theatrical core and no integrity in the writing, acting or storytelling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Jul 13, 2014
    10
    Sleepy Hollow has great effects and acting in a creepily effective tale. The whole movie is exciting,
    refreshing and every moment is
    enjoyable. If you're looking for a epic horror thriller, Sleepy Hollow
    will satisfy your palate.
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  2. Sep 14, 2014
    10
    Sleepy Hollow has a ton of spectacular horror scenes and jumpy moments, the eerie atmosphere is great.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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  3. Sep 2, 2014
    10
    Sleepy Hollow is a roller coaster ride of neat thrills and spookiness
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  4. HannahH.
    Sep 19, 2006
    9
    I loved this movie! Almost everything was perfect, besides a few things that the editor should have caught, but I suppose every movie has that.
  5. Sep 20, 2013
    9
    Fresh spin on the classic story. Love the contemporary twist. After watching the pilot episode, I am now intrigued and committed to watching the next few episodes. Good writing, good acting, great imagination, all the ingredients for potential greatness. Hopefully, the series lives up to this great pilot. Expand
  6. MarkS.
    Jul 5, 2006
    8
    Really enjoyed this. Worth owning. Visually brilliant, acting is high quality all the way through.
  7. Nov 30, 2013
    2
    I don't understand why some people(directors) like to spoil a perfect location+perfect cinematography+jack sparrow(I know that is not his real name) with a pathetic story line..its neither a horror nor a comedy movie,its one of those fantasy ones I think(never enjoyed those).The story starts off on a promising note,the location too makes you believe that you are in for a thrill and mystery ride but all your expectations come crashing down after next 20 minutes,tops.Its a ride of disappointments where in each turn reminds you to curse yourself for wasting 2 precious hrs of your life on this one.You wont enjoy this one if you are a big fan of the women in black,insidious etc..you know,real horror stuff,the one that would make you wet your own pants. Expand

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