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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: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  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
    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. Nov 7, 2014
    10
    We all know that Tim Burton is the master of goth and shock especially his films that are classic like Edward Scissor hands , Beetle Juice ,We all know that Tim Burton is the master of goth and shock especially his films that are classic like Edward Scissor hands , Beetle Juice , Nightmare before christmas and Ed Wood). But Burton was a master of horror with " Sleepy Hollow" and based on the short story by Washington Iriving the visions of Burton and co- producer/headless horse men effect Kevin Yagher resurrected the Iriving's story and put it perfectly in Burton anf Yagher's vision. Grade A + BEST TIM BURTON FILM EVER ! Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2012
    10
    The best movie with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp working together (except for possibly Edward Scissorhands). This puts a modern and dark spin onThe best movie with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp working together (except for possibly Edward Scissorhands). This puts a modern and dark spin on the old Hallowe'en tale. The aesthetics are creepy and the performances of the actors and actresses are great. The story is great. Johnny Depp is absolutely excellent in his role as Ichabod. This movie was an instant classic the day it was released. Expand
  4. MarkS.
    Jul 5, 2006
    8
    Really enjoyed this. Worth owning. Visually brilliant, acting is high quality all the way through.
  5. Jun 23, 2013
    8
    A fun horror film with with fun visuals but not lacking for a good story. A pretty good job staying true to the original tale, but it is veryA fun horror film with with fun visuals but not lacking for a good story. A pretty good job staying true to the original tale, but it is very dark which adds a really sense of evil in the headless horseman. Expand
  6. Jan 3, 2014
    7
    Tim Burton o rei das coisas esquisitas porém esse seu toque pessoal transforma suas películas deixando as únicas esse foi caso desse filmeTim Burton o rei das coisas esquisitas porém esse seu toque pessoal transforma suas películas deixando as únicas esse foi caso desse filme que com certeza o visual sombrio da um ar de beleza. Expand
  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 realI 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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