Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Washington Irving's tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman gets a few new twists in a screen adaptation directed by Tim Burton. In this version, Ichabod (Johnny Depp) is a New York City detective whose unorthodox techniques and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 23, 2000
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Critic Score
67%
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User Score
80%



Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sleepy Hollow entertains with its stunning visuals and creepy atmosphere.

Derek Adams
Time Out

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

There are lots of slasher movies better than this.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Sleepy looks good, but acting is headless.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It is a horror film, but it's a Tim Burton horror film. Make no mistake about that.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Sleepy Hollow has an aesthetic that seems based on album covers. It doesn't feel like the work of an artist in any way.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

Sleepy Hollow is visually sumptuous and playfully creepy.

Ted Murphy
Hollywood.com

Burton piles on the artistic gore for this rendition. He just forgets to add the terror.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are a wonderful combination and once again Burtons twists to a classic make it a fun ride.
Christian C
Although not true to the original material, it was an exciting, visually attractive Tim Burton film with a nice mystery to boot. Johnny Depp was not the best… More
Dan Schultz
A handsomely shot and decorated film from the always gothic Tim Burton about the legend of Sleepy Hollow and the headless horseman (the terrifically casted… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Treasuring his quite startling gothic style Sleepy Hollow is Burton's most… More
xGary Xx
New York City constable Ichabod Crane, despairing at his police force's archaic methods of investigation seeks to prove himself on a murder case in Sleepy… More
Film Crazy
I believe this was one of my favourite movies back when i was like 11yrs so now that im nearly 20 i have to say it is still one of my favourite movies! I enjoy… More

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