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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.
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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: Richard Corliss
    80
    Sleepy Hollow may be late for Halloween, but this trick is a real treat.
  3. 75
    It has a dickens of a time telling a story.
  4. 70
    The look of Burton's Gothic dream landscape, both lulling and energizing, is vested with so much power that it could almost substitute for narrative drive.
  5. 63
    An uneven, if lively, diversion.
  6. 63
    Despite its flaws, Sleepy Hollow stays with you, the dark beauty of its images powerful enough to invade your dreams.
  7. A film with no theatrical core and no integrity in the writing, acting or storytelling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  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. EmmabelE.
    Nov 29, 2006
    9
    One of the most greatest films I have ever watched...Its like the twin movie of dracula... Combination of fun,romance and horror.
  4. Apr 17, 2015
    8
    Tim Burton delivers a fantastic tale of the legendary Sleepy Hollow, which, though not without its flaws, manages to be a thoroughlyTim Burton delivers a fantastic tale of the legendary Sleepy Hollow, which, though not without its flaws, manages to be a thoroughly entertaining program. Expand
  5. 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
  6. Jan 3, 2015
    7
    Almost a dream like implementation, which somehow suits the movie. Thrilling, scary (well, one could work on the visual side, but let's allowAlmost a dream like implementation, which somehow suits the movie. Thrilling, scary (well, one could work on the visual side, but let's allow it to slide, for now), humorous and intriguing. Johnny Depp is his charming self, carrying the movie on with ease. Things unfold nicely, but not too easily, and not hastily, either. 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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