Sleepy Hollow (1999) - Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.

IMDB: 7.3
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci
Length: 105 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 100 out of 998 found boring (10.02%)

One-line Reviews (625)

A really good tribute to Hammer and Bava, it has some really good performances, a great mood, fantastic atmosphere, some fun gore scenes and stunning cinematography.

it will be a waste of time and money...

The movie was incredibly entertaining, suspenseful, and beautiful to look at!

However, it is enjoyable and if you see it, you won't regret.

Unfortunately I left the theater disappointed.

All in all, a wickedly entertaining picture that is sure to delight through and through.

Miranda Richardson is the weakest part of the movie, and she makes the last 1/3 of the movie the worst part, but with an amazingly comic, out of breath Icabod Crane by Depp, and further strengthened if not outdone by Burton's images and the great score, Sleep Hollow can be considered a surprisingly addictive and enjoyable film.

Sleepy Hollow is as its title suggests - a yawn.

It's tongue-in-cheek and quite funny in parts - which can be confusing since you can be left wondering if the film is a horror movie or comedy - it's not a great example of either genre.

Sleepy Hollow will have you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire movie.

A rather lackluster wrap up, to an otherwise exciting outing.

An engaging film .

"Sleepy Hollow" (1999) is superbly entertaining horror comedy.

Sure, Mr. Depp summarized generations worth of family history in a few minutes, however it was hard to follow.

The town is a series of stunning old fashioned architectures and is shot in a gloomy, dense fog.

While it's true that the original is pretty threadbare, it is certainly suggestive enough that a writer could spin out compelling backstories and elaborations without having to resort to coming up with a completely new murder mystery plot (which is kind of overplotted and confusing, anyway).

The acting was incredible and the plot was good, I liked that it kept all aspects of the legend alive but was still fresh and enjoyable.

SLEEPY HOLLOW is a definite must-see; a classic story with breathtaking special effects.

Really, this movie is more funny then it is scary or suspenseful.

It's confusing and irrelevant.

Released well before Johnny Depp's star exploded in the form of Captain Jack Sparrow, this is nonetheless a well-crafted, superbly entertaining piece of film.

The film is violent but enjoyable and you'll be wanting more and more with each scene.

Christina Ricci look absolutley stunning, have matured more in her film roles since playing Wednesday Addams in the popular Addam's Family movies.

"Sleepy Hollow" becomes boring, predictable, and not very scary.

The film is carried along at a scorching pace by a riveting plotline, eschewing the horror convention of not showing the ghost until at least halfway through the film.

The music, mood, acting, and scenes are all excellent, with a plot that is surprising and entertaining.

The plot is predictable, the dialog is insipid, character development simple does not exist, and as an added bonus the plot has holes.

I'm sorry Tim Burton, but Sleepy Hollow has to be your worst movie.

Filled with a few unexpected twists involved.

Miranda Richardson is the only real weak link in the cast, as her performance seems over the top and contrived.

I really enjoyed it, I wasn't a big Tim Burton fan until after I saw this and Edward Scissorhands.

Christina Ricci gives the worst performance of the film as the bland love interest Katrina, trundling out her lines as if she has no idea what they mean.

The connections between the characters and the witchcraft going on was a little hard to follow.

Always making the unexpected seem ordinary and the ordinary seem like magic.

The Pointless Horseman .

The tree and the lair of the crone add to the Gothic and even the fully built town its fascinating to look at.

A mundane effort by Tim Burton.

Yawn .

The special effects and atmosphere were, of course, flawless, and the action sequences were exciting and well-executed (if you'll pardon the pun).

Each and every dreary, dark scene in 'Sleepy Hollow' scares you.

If I had to choose a weak point it would be Christina Ricci, which pains me because I loved her in the "Addams Family" movies, but here she sleepwalks through her role, many of her lines of dialogue sounding much flat, as if she were reciting them for a boring grade-school report.

He pulls off the humor with flair, the romance with tenderness, and the action with adrenaline.

Yes it`s a good script well directed by Tim Burton who has resisted the temptation to cover the movie in his own bizarre signature , okay he has included a couple of unnecessary ( Probably solely made to give his girl friend at the time Lisa Marie a part ) dream sequences , but there`s not much else that had me think " Oh my god a Tim Burton film , I really must do something more interesting like watch paint dry" as can be the case with his movies .

Enjoyable though it was, I found there was a period in the middle when the story seemed to lose its hold on me and I had to force myself to concentrate on it, and I'm not really sure why.

It's easily one of Tim Burton's most entertaining adventures to date.

Ichabod Crane's back-story is particularly disturbing yet simultaneously fascinating.

Tim Burton's greatest movie in my opinion next to Batman, it's a highly entertaining, bloody and stunning re-creation of the famed Irvin Washington story.

Technically, the film is near flawless, shot almost entirely on stages, with amazingly clever use of sets, effects and filters - it's almost a black-and-white film that isn't black-and-white, all greys and muted tones one minute and evocative colour the next.

Other than the mild "slowness" in the middle, this film is so much fun.

For one, the opening stages with Crane in court and then riding towards the Hollow is all very formal and rather drab and then encoding spurts of action in the story's moment doesn't feel quite right.

The effects, make up and visuals are pretty enjoyable.

"Sleepy Hollow" is a very entertaining movie, regardless of you being a Burton fan or not.

Johnny Depp at his finest, brings the character to life and with a host of well renown actors, this movie is polished, witty, action packed and exciting.

This was a well done movie, and quite gripping.

The flashbacks involving Crane's childhood were quite pointless and some of the attempts at humor, I thought were miserable.

Instead of being scary the gore just becomes tedious and in the end I found myself fast forwarding to the resolution.

The story line differs quite a bit from Washington Irving's tale, but I still found it endlessly fascinating.

The set pieces are stunning, the action fantastic (though very very gory) - so why the 80% rating?

Very entertaining, if a bit too complicated for its own good.

Through these elements, Burton creates an entire sunless world of mist-shrouded bogs and forests, filled with twisted, gnarled trees, somber graveyards and dreary lonely roads that greet many a quaking traveler with doom and destruction.

This was personally one of Johnny Depp's most entertaining films.

But, I decided to give it another chance when I wanted to just watch something entertaining and found to have come to appreciate it more and more with each viewing.

He can explode from the shadows, chase down a sinner and lop off his head with all the incredible digital effects at his disposal for THREE HOURS of screen time, it doesn't make a difference.

This film was entertaining and well made.

The comedy elements make movie more enjoyable.

Intense Mystery, Magic, and Horror .

The cinematography in this film was mind blowing.

Humorous, offensive, scary, gory, and exciting .

The story has been brought to life by excellent camera work and mind blowing cinematography.

Instead, too much is made of the rather tiresome murder-mystery(complete with predictable-twist-ending).

Stands around in the shadows during his brief time on screen waiting for scraps of boring exposition to be thrown his way.

" This takes place in the late 18th century where New York investigator, Ichabod Crane (Depp) is sent to a dreary down, Sleepy Hollow to find clues leading to a mysterious killer who beheads some of the residents.

its a fun, scary, and thrilling ride.

It's stunning mix of horror,action and drama.

The novel is somewhat wordy and can be hard to follow, so I only suggest one reads it if they like tackling hard stuff.

" I recommend this movie because it has thrills, chills, action and dramatic scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

it send that cold yet exciting chill down your spine and will make you want to see it again and again.

Silly, puerile, banal, relied on overused special effects.

I didn't find this movie creepy, funny, exciting, or really that entertaining.

Lush, gorgeous, glitteringly dark--a gloomy, misty landscape of twisted, black trees, and looming shadows--Sleepy Hollow is visually breathtaking.

It's a pointless bastardization of the original tale.

All the so called horror movies have had basicly no story, and bad teenage caracters who really suck at acting.

For the first half of the movie Depp is able to deftly insert an entertaining light, weird sense of humor among the more dark and definite nasty evil invading this quaint town.

This film may not be Oscar material, but it excels in its field of capturing, holding and entertaining the viewer.

Such a philosophy, however, far more often than not, leaves the audience feeling assaulted, detached and empty, both mentally and emotionally.

Fast paced.

The scenes are almost always in darkness, there's plenty of fog and some breathtaking shots of the Headless Horseman going after his victims.

So, so predictable.

Reading "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" as a child I always found it more humorous than terrifying, but Burton does a magnificent job of bringing out the darkness of the story which actually frightened me compared to so many trite horror films today.

Literally, it is washed from your palette as soon as you leave the theater.

Sleepy Hollow is a riveting horror film made in the grand tradition of the horror films of the 1940's.

There was also the right amount of comedy in it to make it a very entertaining movie.

Thinly drawn characters, tedious narrative, and an overused monster conspire to bog down what should have been an easy sell.

It is obvious that the novel was not really written for film, but it produced a mildly entertaining result when it was re-created for this film.

Visually stunning .

For those of you who don't know, narcolepsy causes the victim to suddenly fall asleep at random times, often when faced with sudden stress or excitement.

If you want a fun, dark, funny, exciting movie than this is the one to see, it delivers.

Unfortunately, the way the plot spun from the pen of B-movie maestro Kevin Yagher, in which in ends up, in its last third or so, a lame revenge plot with by the numbers mistaken attribution, discovery, and resolution, that I thought were so trite that I really didn't care.

Visually stunning .

The film can't settle on being a spoof of itself or a truly shocking film or even a serious detective story, and while Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci try to figure out which way to act it, we get bored waiting...

Incredibly stunning visuals, provided by the amazing crew.

visually stunning .

Just the Worth watching if you like horror movies or blood ;)

Yawn.

Having said that, the movie was still a decent enough evening flick and fairly enjoyable.

Yawn from beginning to end.

His movies are amazing and visually stunning.

In every area this film is absolutely perfect, the visual effects are stunning, the costumes are eye-opening, the sound is chilling and the editing is noticeably full of effort.

Well, it didn't bother me that practically none of the film was based on the original story--after all, that was a short story and it would have made a relatively dull 15 minute movie.

But most of all, the movie was outrageously exciting.

After making such visual tour de forces as "Edward scissorhands" and "batman returns", he has made the truly stunning "sleepy hollow.

Tedious, violent - major disappointment .

Maybe some parts are a bit overdone, mainly Johnny Depp's overacting, but the whole movie will definitely have you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

These are questions put to the audience and it is a great fun finding out the answers of this exciting Gothic mystery.

Johnny Depp plays his Ichabod with comic zest, Christina Ricci proves once again to be a quite talented young lady, and the rest of the cast is also excellent, including a stunning Christopher Walken as the Hessian Horseman (in an uncredited appearance, I believe), and Christopher Lee and Martin Landau also shine in small parts.

It was set in the late 90's, it had extraordinary almost ghoulish cinematography, creepy art direction, weird performances, and a very entertaining plot.

I wouldn't expect to be too terribly frightened as the movie is more of a mystery than anything else, and the ending is completely unexpected.

In addition to being bleak, creepy and a stunning recreation of the look of the period(with magnificent sets and costumes), this is wacky and comical.

Tim Burton's worst movie to date .

it is very atmospheric, visually stunning and very creepy.

Visually stunning movie, with an excellent recreation of the times of 200 years ago and graphics.

The visual effects are stunning, and the dolby surround sound makes the regular cinema goer feel like he is back to the mysterious village of Sleepy Hollow.

" I recommend this movie because it has thrills, chills, action and dramatic scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The movie kept my adrenaline going the whole time.

She's a truly stunning beauty and a multi-talented actress, for sure.

Director Tim Burton captures us once again in a thrilling masterpice of sight, sound, and atmosphere.

Anyhoo, this film has some great special effects and very exciting and very gory death scenes.

Well, dark and creepy it certainly is, but absorbing and powerful it unfortunately is not.

Another intriguing aspect is Christina Ricci as the pale, beautiful girl Katrina Von Tassel, who aids Ichabod in his quest for the truth- and survival.

I ignored Johnny Depp's incredibly bad accent, his profoundly trite and exaggerated mannerisms and his hammy one liners.

The Horseman effects are top notch and there are some very exciting action sequences.

The Horseman himself is a stunning image, and Ray Park (Darth Maul of "Phantom Menace" fame) fills the suit with energy and great agility.

The story is really nice, an exiting mixture of "who's done it" and a spook story and I enjoyed it very much.

"Sleepy Hollow" is an engaging film that kept me wanting to find out what happens next.

But these quibbles aside, it is a entertaining movie with top actors in fine form.

Overall, I found it suspenseful - and the ending a complete surprise.

The movie is an exciting mystery which is "peppered" with some (Tim Burton) humor.

All else, yawn at best .

The first time I saw it some years ago on DVD I thought oh this one I have to see again but after I have seen it again it was boring.

It was so entertaining and exciting, and the ending left you waiting for and wanting more.

Another addition to Tim Burton's series of dim-lit but very entertaining movies, `Sleepy Hollow' isn't a disappointment.

The music is another stand-out for Sleepy Hollow, Danny Elfman's score is engaging.

But he misspeaks when he boldly states that people are at the dawn of a "new millennium" (confusing the year 1800 with 2001).

This movie is very intense.

The plot to Sleepy Hollow was harder to follow than a dark country road but it is one hell of an exciting movie.

The only drawbacks I encountered was the story twists started becoming predictable, and that resolution seemed pretty weak.

Everyone, even those not part of the conspiracy at the centre of the plot, acts suspiciously and guilty at all times, and the conspiracy, filled with too many red herrings and half uttered statements, is very hard to follow.

The headless horseman was a great concept, but sadly he does little but take off head upon head whilst the rest of the cast figure out what's going on, before he strikes in typically predictable fashion.

The photography is stunning, it perfectly captures the mood, man, it's PERFECT!!!

it was boring in parts and confusing in other parts, and there was no building of characters.

Marvelously Entertaining and Visually Stunning.

"The Matrix" was stuffed with end-to-end idiocies and contradictions, but it bombarded the audience with continuous rapid-fire stunning effects and science-fiction scenes which distracted attention from the imbecilities.

This movie was just outstanding from beginning to end with a well written script that did make some changes from the book but I think it iust made it more enjoyable to watch.

I was very excited to see this film, however, when I did, I found it very hard to follow.

One of the weakest aspects is the series of flashbacks to Ichabod's childhood, which are simultaneously boringly clichéd and too wildly hysterical to be taken seriously (not to mention the slightly disturbing fact that Lisa Marie's cleavage is continually hovering over the young Ichabod's head).

This is one of the year's most exciting and exhilarating films.

so intense, it gave me a headache.

Overall though, despite the lovey-dovey aspect, this is an incredible movie with amazing special effects and a stunning backdrop.

One of the most entertaining movies I've seen in awhile...

Visually stunning .

The opening quarter is very scary and suspenseful and pulls you right in.

It is suspenseful, & in that regard, it reminded me of a masterpiece over a decade before, that I chanced upon & that seemed to be unheralded by movie critics.

Some scenes are unduly rushed, including a few with crucial exposition, making the plot hard to follow at some points.

It was visually stunning and very atmospheric, though unsurprisingly the countryside did look very English in some parts.

Although I am a fan of Mr. Burton's film style, I cannot stress enough how constantly disappointed I am with his inability to create compelling and moving films.

The sound effects were also very good and, as always, Burton does an incredible job of providing a dark and dreary backdrop to a story.

The dark tone of the cinematography combines well with Danny Elfman's score, producing a remarkably engrossing effect.

Produced by Francis Coppola's American Zoetrope, this is a funny, scary, gleeful, atmosphere-laden gem of a horror movie from start to finish, with a fabulous cast, a terrific story and stunning direction.

If you're intending a movie to be scary or intense, then that performance should not be the one you went with!

And the mystery behind it all is very unpredictable.

The story was very interesting, and had a nice twist; I thought it was pretty unpredictable....

Even better are the stunning dream sequences - a mixture of gleaming white, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS-like pastel and emotion, snatches of lurid red, dream and violence - that are among the best things Burton has done.

Funny, Thrilling and Visually Stunning .

While the story can't be taken serious, it is very entertaining and keeps you interested.

The film was incredibly boring; the scenery was just a bunch of trees and 1800's-style houses, nothing to make it stand out.

Tim Burton has done it once again with one of the most spectacular, stunning, and praised horror movies of all time.

By now, Tim Burton has a whole genre all to himself, and this is just yet another tired and tiresome entry.

Burton needs to learn subtlety again and actually produce films that are cunning, intriguing, and LESS GORY!!!!!

Its main characters mirror the unnecessarily complicated plot by becoming obtuse and dull.

Unfortunately for us, this mars the film dreadfully, as the horrors of the situation simply cannot be taken seriously when Depp is constantly fainting and minor characters are engaging in skirmishes with the supposedly indestructible ghost.

Visually stunning, representing just what the late 1700s looked like (if it were always dark and gloomy ;)).

Great Coming of Age Movie for Christina Ricci .

Especially the final twist falls flat, the cliché scenes where the villain points out the exit of the plot's labyrinth in an overly long expose hardly possesses any punch due to the insufficiently explored characters (betrayal isn't much of a heart breaker when there's no real trust established to begin with), and the web of clues' only goal appears to be confusing the audience(did Burton really expect us to remember all the names of a dozen characters who've hardly registered on screen due to lack of screen time and unmemorable dialog).

Repeated, and repeated, and repeated decapitation very soon becomes a bore.

The film is loaded with so many twists and turns, I got lost in the confusion.

For me a Tim Burton directing plus Danny Elfman for music equals an excellent film, add on three of my favorite actors, Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Christiohor Walken and that just makes a mind blowing film.

And the headless horsemen idea was entertaining and even funny in a different way.

This movie - and I know it's a cliche by now - is not to be missed.

Entertaining mix of fantasy and horror.

Johnny Depp was perfect, as ever, and his portrayal of a determined yet fairly quiet man, haunted by his past was thoroughly believable and entertaining.

The sword fighting scenes are very exciting, almost as good as the Highlander movies.

It's exciting and terrific.

Johnny Depp was clearly trying to go for something a bit different with his fussy, slightly effeminate Ichabod Crane, but he makes for a rather dull and uninspiring hero.

The drab,gray scenes take their toll when there's supposed to be an emotional scene-it's just too drab to show anything but apprehension.

Wholly Enjoyable Slants on Science, Witchcraft, Religion, and Superstition the Film Lays Out a Cloak of the Newly Emerging Enlightenment and it is all done with so much Layered Fun, it is just One of the Many Head Feedings, not to Mention Harvestings.

Essentially a kids movie but far too violent (and tedious).

Engaging Black Comedy .

Johnny Depp is a tense object of nervous waves and intense delicacy in a great performance.

This is one of the very few horror movies that I found enjoyable.

Entertaining .

Crane, in typical Burton fashion, is a bit of an eccentric and unpredictable twist to his detective style.

Fabulous, Bloodthirsty, Funny, Evocative Horror Story About A Headless Horseman .

The story is simply a bit dull, with some nice shots of Headless horseman riding through the forest and lot of decapitating and sympathetic 18th century geek Ichabod Crane courting prettily dressed pagan heroine Katrina.

The look of the film is stunning, perhaps the directors most completely realized visual accomplishment.

Sleepy Hollow is an exciting film - the headless horseman sequences are completely electrifying.

Burton's rich cinematography creates an atmosphere that keeps the movie goer on the edge of their seat.

Shallow but really suspenseful and maybe a little bit surprisingly frightening.

It's uninvolving, it's formulaic, it's overly smug, it's just plain *dull*.

OK, I liked the picture as a horror film - but I think I would have enjoyed it more had they just used a headless horseman, and called the film something else.

I highly recommend it.

The Horseman was an awesome spectacle of gothic horror, Johnny Depp was hilarious, and the visuals to this movie were absolutely breathtaking!

Following the quest of Ichabod Crane – played by Johnny Depp, delivering this dreary film's only shining point – to the heart of the mystery surrounding a town's seemingly random and gruesome murders by a fabled headless horseman, the story plays out as if it were purposely trying to be repugnantly predictable.

Then top the movie off, you have the exciting action sequences which left me breathless.

Visually Stunning .

Andrew Kevin Walker's workup and translation of the story also makes for a compelling movie.

The narrative meanders, the dialogue is tedious and forced, and the whole construction is based around a series of mood shots rather than any actual plot.

Kevin Yagher and Andrew Kevin Walker; the writers, lay out all the big guns before it even hits the screen, after which the only thing awaits, is the journey and the path that it takes to reach out to its predictable outcome which fortunately is intriguing enough to invest in it.

They make the film intriguing and visually stimulating.

Loosely inspired by the 1820 short story 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', Tim Burton Directed 'Sleepy Hollow' is a Stunning Film!

The story is very good and intriguing, it plays like good old fashioned mystery with horror elements.

Very Dark, Eerie and Entertaining .

I laughed when most things happened that weren't supposed to be funny, and things that should have been funny, confused or bored me.

The scenes involving the horseman himself are simply stunning and while the plot hardly veers from the predictable, still maintains your attention.

It is sometimes confusing to try and make sense at all the plot twists and developments - although things are reconciled by the last 20 minutes (it all makes sense).

The only downside to it was a too predictable relationship.

Highly entertaining with superb production values .

The muted Gothic of the dusks, the forests, the late-eighteenth century mansions and towns, the austere churches, the horses, the villagers, the public rites, are astonishingly evocative, much more so that the rather perfunctory special effects.

It's certainly not Burton or Depp's finest work, but Sleepy Hollow is still very enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good mystery or horror.

Johnny Depp is very entertaining as Ichabod Crane, and the rest of the cast puts in good performances as well.

Poor, confusing plot surrounds a fearless, though gory, story-line.

I mean, it's obvious some headless dude is chopping people's heads off, but the story manages to be quite an entertaining "Who done it?

The flaws: The plot can seem tattered or confusing at times , and Christina Ricci gives an insubstantial performance.

"Sleepy Hollow" was a throughly enjoyable film.

I think the problem is that the story is convoluted and difficult to follow.

Finally, all it leads to an unexpected twist and breakthrough ending on what's happened before.

1800 cutting-edge (so to speak) technology were fascinating as well; my favorites were the magic lantern that threw lighted shapes on the walls, and the thaumatrope toy which combined pictures of a bird and a cage.

All that guff about the poverty of reason which WE must endure because of Ichabod's childhood trauma is predicably trite.

That guy is a true master of the dark and the suspenseful!

The outcome is reasonable and somehow unpredictable-- at least for me and for Mr. Crane haha.

Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow is a wonderfully enjoyable film, complete with top-notch acting and first-rate direction.

I got very bored watching this film .

I wouldn't call it an Oscar performance either, but he's certainly entertaining to watch.

A great film for Halloween, or any dreary grey day or stormy night.

As he did before with such films as `Edward Scissorhands' and `The Nightmare Before Christmas,' Tim Burton, with `Sleepy Hollow,' has given us yet another entertaining and exciting film that veritably carves out a singular niche for itself in the genre of the unique.

My significant other has great fun in trying to figure things out ahead of time as the plot unfolds, I don't and choose not to, and we both loved it, and found it filled with unexpected and unpredictable developments.

No plot.

In all, I found this film to be both frightening and humorous, and all-around entertaining.

The stagecoach flight-and-fight had me on the edge of my seat.

The last half an hour gave me my first gripping edge-of-the-seat experience.

This is a great coming of age movie for Christina Ricci.

Okay, so I figured I was going to get scared, and I wasn't, but it was still a ton of fun and very exciting.

Burton's Best--Stunning.

The visionary director of darkness Tim Burton delivers another darkly stunning stroke of a creepy legend that sees Johnny Depp star as a detective investigating the strange happenings at the uncomfortable settings of Sleepy Hollow.

I have to hand it to her, though, she looked stunning in 'Sleepy Hollow.

Sleepy Hollow is quite good viewing, guaranteed to draw you into it's world and have you on the edge of your seat.

Overall, the film's engaging, solidly paced storytelling make up for the flaws, with plenty of surprises and twists to experience.

Amazing photography, brilliant set design and intense fight scenes are a few of the accolades this film deserves.

In short, were the ending less trite, this film would be a thoroughly entertaining, if relatively empty film (even _Batman_ was deeper than this).

However, the acting, music, and cinematography were stunning.

Fight scenes were many, varied and exciting and special effects were exactly that, special effects.

Unfortunately, I did hear it, and thought the story was often muddled and confusing.

I dismissed the disjointed plotline and superficial characterization.

The fighting scenes are exciting and well done.

The natural and still thrilling atmosphere is another success of the director.

Visually stunning.

The dialogue in this movie is so trite and cliche that I actually found myself laughing out loud in the theater.

The picture is certainly an eyeful, and it is a prime example of Tim Burton's intriguing mixture of self-enamored slyness, slick visuals and gleeful bloodlust.

Sleepy hollow is a thoroughly gloomy but gripping film.

the costuming, effects and cinematography are breathtaking, and burtion keeps it all together quite enjoyably indeed.

A very enjoyable romp with wit, chills, and more gore than you would expect.

The acting in my opinion wasn't that good, the story was boring at times, and the movie wasn't creepy or scary at all.

The pacing is pretty much spot-on, this is never boring, and the action is cool and exciting...

The photography and set design is just amazing, its visual stunning to the eye and also ties in so well to the story.

Each time I watch, I see something new and entertaining.

The story becomes extra compelling thanks to the good acting performances.

The story picks up once Ichabod Crane arrives in dreary, upstate Sleepy Hollow.

He takes an old and famous legend(which, I should point out, I have not read, all I know of it is what was in this, and that dull made-for-TV movie that I've also reviewed, from the same year and of the same title, save for adding "The Legend of" to the beginning...

I must admit that I lost count of all the heads falling off people and fell asleep from time to time.

It's his weakest film, but still that rather enjoyable.

A visually stunning piece of work .

About the last quarter of the movie was boring since I knew exactly what was going to happen.

That very minor issue aside, the film is thoroughly entertaining with a wonderfully spooky and often downright scary atmosphere.

The most fascinating movie I EVER SAW!.

In fact, we found the DVD extras more entertaining than the movie.

although the film has basically a good story and some great visuals, its narrative style can be quite confusing at times.

Boring .

Alas some of the other characters are dwarved next to him and acting like a cliche.

Sleepy Hollow was a fantastic film, a story that could only have been made truly enjoyable (for me at least) by Tim Burton.

Visually epic and thoroughly entertaining .

SLEEPY Hollow is bloody, very exciting and sometimes scary retelling of Washington Irving's classic short story THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.

I really enjoyed it, almost everything was done above average.

Fortunately, in this magnificent version of the tale written by Washington Irving, the plot is just as impressive and entertaining as the incredible imagery displayed by this film.

The tidy ends may go against the nature of the film but I still enjoyed it.

It was hollow and I did fall asleep.

Fully entertaining film, if nothing else.

This Oscar winning film not only is a real visual pleasure with outstanding cinematography and visual effects, but it has some of the most enjoyable actors on screen in one place.

The whole film is brilliantly made with some breathtaking cinematography, and an authentic gothic atmosphere.

If this modern scientific malarkey really works, the local brugomaster (horror great Christopher Lee) tells him, make it work in Sleepy Hallow!

Like Burton's other films, this is a dark and gothic film, that is one of the reason's on why I highly enjoyed it.

The plot was confusing, too.

It was very beautiful and kept the film visually stunning throughout.

It was so intense, it left me and my friend with a headache!

A lot of the best and most exciting scenes are given away in the commercials.

A fascinating mystery with supernatural horror.

I won't tell more things about the plot, because I don't want to spoil your surprises, and so that the film gets more enjoyable and intriguing to watch.

An evocative atmosphere make this a good watch .

The village is so damp and dreary I'm surprised everyone didn't die of pneumonia before the Headless Horseman ever showed up.

I loved Johnny Depp and his portrayal of Ichabod, while different from the story, it was intriguing.

I enjoyed it immensely and recommend it to anyone.

Marking the third collaboration between a filmmaker who's always been fascinated by dark, Gothic tales & an actor who has a penchant for playing eccentric characters, Sleepy Hollow is a terrific blend of horror & comedy that plays to the strength of both Tim Burton & Johnny Depp and is further improved by its stunning visual design, clever casting & eerie ambiance.

Visual Finesse, Emotionally Dull .

The rest of the actors play their parts well and are enjoyable to watch.

Anyway, this visual feast also offers interesting characters and an intriguing story, all of which make the 105 minutes fly by.

Except for the rushed scenes alluded to above, Burton handles the plot (perhaps the most complex in any of his movies) with exceptional grace, dropping in telling visual details along the way that come back in unexpected places later on.

The look, as usual, was stunning, and he does a good job of creating tension, menace, and atmosphere.

Aside from that, the scenery and the set design was mind blowing.

It was simply uninteresting.

Outstanding sets, good acting, fast pacing, and plenty of chopped heads make this a very entertaining feast!

The Disney cartoon made many years ago was more compelling.

this movie is enjoyable [only when edited] .

It is so smooth, with a beautiful paced storytelling, enjoyable, entertaining, scary by using the hack and slash bloody gore formula, with beautiful visuals, an amazing gothic atmosphere, lovable characters, all packed up in one hell of a movie which was way ahead of it's time.

Throw in a silly and pointless meeting with a witch with no eyeballs, 18 decapitations, tons of gratuitous blood and you're left with a film that bears much more resemblance to THE GRUDGE or Friday THE 13TH than THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW!

It stays morbidly entertaining all the way throughout and never fails at keeping you on the edge of your seat.

The ghost intrigue builds as secrets are revealed and unpredictable moments mount, making this an entertaining and enjoyable movie throughout.

The story, direction, casting and cinematography are top notch, making Sleepy Hollow one of the most enjoyable films I have ever seen.

The music score by none other than maestro Danny Elfman is dark, suspenseful and haunting, like it should be.

Filming is highly evocative.

The small village, the woods surrounding it, and all the scenery is breathtaking - it looks like it came straight out of a fairytale.

Sorry fans, it's just a big old predictable yawn from start to finish.

It is awfully predictable.

Hugely enjoyable and not to be missed.

This is quite the movie for you if you like your movies to be unusual and unpredictable.

This was probably definitely one of the most entertaining films of 1999 (it was definitely the best horror film of 1999).

In spite of the gory nature of the story, the laughs come frequent, are never juvenile or gratuitous, and add to the fun and fast-moving nature of the Gothic tale being unfolded.

The setting and landscapes for Sleepy Hollow are breathtaking and surreal, contrasting dark hues of grey with the brilliance of deep crimson in its more chilling scenes.

The conclusion of "Sleepy Hollow" works in a bizarre, but unpredictable fashion.

What sort of disturbed me was the romance between him and the girl, it was really boring and very cliché.

Some are better than others, but none of his movies are boring, bland, or cheap.

Pretentious, expensive twaddle .

Overall this is a very enjoyable film, it is a simple story based upon the old myth from America, of the headless horseman.

You may ask me why I think this is the best horror movie ever, well because it has a great story line, its got great actors and its the most intriguing horror movie I have seen.

Pretty but empty .

Certainly the Tree of the Dead is a haunting image, although the Horseman himself becomes less scary as the movie progresses simply because we see so much of him that he becomes more mundane.

The scenery was breathtaking.

The fifteenth time it's boring.

This film is scary, exciting, beautiful and thrilling.

" Otherwise, an entertaining feature.

All in all, this film was spectacular and refuses to let its audience down when it comes to entertaining it.

The characters, apart from the very ‘interesting' Ichabod Crane, played with just the right amount of self-parody by Johnny Depp, are dull and sloppily drawn and the film needs a good juicy villain to spice things up a bit and balance the ensemble.

It is a stunning film to look at, as are most of Burton's films.

But even with these three assets, I got bored.

Several elements were working together to create an intriguing movie.

So much of the dialog seemed pointless and sloppy.

Instead, what I saw was just another effects-driven big-budget waste of time.

I cannot spoil the plot for you because there isn't one and the revelation about the Van Tassells cheating the Van Dammes because of the Van Halens by stealing from the Van Goghs is so convoluted and uninteresting that I concentrated on the cleavage.

+Lubezki+Burton hits all the right beats+Amazing climax+Well-crafted-Iffy romance-Somewhat confusing reveals9.0/10

On top of that, the most intriguing character in the film, the Headless Horseman, is barely developed.

I'm mainly referencing scenes such as the one inside the church when a man has a tombstone cross thrust through his heart from hundreds of feet away, and is then dragged outside across the ground of the cemetery.

His creative adaptations to Irving's original story only bolster an already engaging storyline.

He takes this horror flick into a unique and even scary movie in a stunning performance.

To close, Tim Burton has done it again, creating a captivating, scary and enjoyable visual delight.

Not unexpectedly, Burton's reputation for evocative production design and photography is well-evidenced here.

This film is good, not one of my favourites, but entertaining none-the-less.

A stunning masterpiece to an American classic.

Worth watching...

First of all it's a Tim Burton film so you're to expect the unexpected from this genius.

Listen carefully between the lines of ill-written dialogue and you'll hear the slow churn of Washington Irving rolling over in his grave.

This movie is suspenseful because the music, cinematography and acting all contribute to keep it frightening, yet compelling.

basically this is a wonderful movie if you can get past Christina Ricci's boring performance and a sometimes confusing script.

Its Frightening, Gruesome & Engaging.

Although the murders are graphically depicted, they're not especially bloody considering that they feature beheadings (especially compared to, say, the bloody gore of Burton's "Sweeney Todd," which also featured Depp) and I would tend to call this a murder mystery rather than a horror movie as it's suspenseful rather than frightening.

So let me sum up, cold and unfeeling, very violent, not funny, and a confusing story.

This may not be a faithful version to the classic Irving tale, it is however a very enjoyable film.

The soundtrack was boring and unmemorable.

The end result was a pretty enjoyable ghost story.

Also the scenes of people's heads getting lopped off gets very boring after the 8th time.

From the first scene, where he attacks a couple on a carriage without being seen, a later scene where he is confronted by a couple of swordsmen after performing a task resulting in a rather well-done and exciting fight, the chase through the woods with the two horses and the great finale that gets the great showdown at the windmill that results in some really explosive action to the fantastic, full-on carriage chase and brawl atop it as it's moving along, this one has some fantastic action scenes and works really well.

"); the film's script was intelligent and compelling - Depp's character being, quite rightly, the core and most important invention to "flesh out" the Sleepy Hollow Legend into a proper cinematic story; the Horseman was perfectly realised - none of the old unbelievable "extended shoulders" trick (I later read that they painstakingly deleted the actor's balaclava'd head from EVERY frame of the film in which the Horseman appears!

Then I figured that it might be my dad who enjoyed it.

Armed with a plethora of investigative gadgets of his own making, he is much like a panicky, somewhat slow version of Sherlock Holmes ...

"Sleepy Hollow" is visually stunning, and very creepy in a '40's horror film sort of way.

This is an excellent and absorbing story.

The scenes with Lisa Marie as Lady Crane are magnificent, they are literally breathtaking.

Christina Ricci has little presence, and thus her romance with Crane seems perfunctory and rather pointless.

Engaging, unique and well worth a watch, though lacking that essential WOW factor.

Beautiful-looking, Brilliantly Acted, Slightly Confusing...

Its a beautiful film scarred by a dull who-done-it mystery story.

Yes, there were some nice bare trees and foggy evenings and the horseman jumping out of the tree was a nice special effect, but on the whole the movie was just boring and pointless.

It comes across as if Ricci, a normally vibrant actor, is deliberately sabotaging her role as revenge for being cast as such a dull character.

The cinematography combined with the use of fog and lights, and a stunning recreation of a gothic village is what truly makes this film special.

The movie's not that scary, but the action is very entertaining and intense.

The results are fascinatingly bizarre characters, fantastic visuals and entertaining off-kilter moods that more than compensates for the director's (self-confessed) deficiencies as a straight storyteller.

Johnny Depp is entertaining to watch in the lead role as a weak-hearted police officer who questions his own beliefs as he is drawn into a place that is both mentally and emotionally challenging.

", "A man, lately") promises a film steeped in a wonderful sense of the late eighteenth century period, but time and again we are left with bland, standardised conversations, and a clutch of direly out of place lines ("Watch your head.

Yes; briefly, this masterpiece was almost excellent in every aspect: Marvelous costumes; impressive music by Danny Elfman; fabulous cinematography, which should have got the OSCAR instead of American Beauty; breathtaking plot by A.

Thus, `Sleepy Hollow,' though definitely worth seeing for its many technical marvels, fails to emerge as a very compelling film overall.

Save your money.

While I was a bit disappointed with it on my first viewing (cinema, original release), re-watching it a couple of years later I enjoyed it much more, and could ignore its flaws, and just have fun.

Compare that with the dreadful and banal "The Bone Collector" that deals with the similar subject of a forensic expert investigating serial killings.

The plot is both intriguing and whimsical, the acting excellent, it has a cameo from Hammer Horror master Christopher Lee and it boasts one of the most evil, most frightening, most superbly realized supernatural baddies I've ever seen…and I've seen plenty!

The set designs are absolutely breathtaking; Tim Burton is a genius.

Worth watching .

The acting was universally suitable (including a small part for Hammer veteran Christopher Lee) - Depp, in particular, managed his usual trick of being fascinating to watch, and even turned out a good English accent; the direction was strong - I was glued to the screen throughout the film (never a thought of "How much longer to go?

Instead, we yawn as a series of poorly drawn, interchangeable characters get their heads lopped off by the leaden, mechanical horseman - a villain about as scary (as depicted here) as Prince Charles riding around playing polo at night.

The backdrop for the story and the music both amazing, lending all that was necessary to make the story suspenseful.

Although the film has a dark plot and overall dark feel about it, the film does still have some amusing moments and a few gentle winks from time to time which made the film slightly more enjoyable overall.

The visuals in themselves are outstanding, but it is the atmosphere of this small town, in the grand tradition of the Hammer films from the days of olde, that is really compelling.

But very entertaining it was.

One quote I can remember hearing about the film I feel suits it, that being: `it's really brutal, really physical, a really intense movie.

His confusion is humorous to us, the audience and many other scenes are played for laughs in the same way.

It is just so entertaining, engaging, enthralling and exciting that I couldn't resist it.

But if you're looking for a visually stunning and creative piece of fantasy, Sleepy Hollow will not disappoint.

Made me Sleepy * 1 Spoiler Ahead * .

Like all of Burton's films, this is just visually stunning.

The film wandered around aimlessly trying to entice people with what will happen next, but it was all too obvious and predictable.

All of these films are now modern classics, and "Sleepy Hollow" is up there because of the artistic way it has modernized Washington Irving's classic and the themes of vengeance and terror it combined to make a riveting view of hell on earth.

Sometimes breathtaking and once again a great Depp.

However, if you see it hoping to see an entertaining movie, you will definitely enjoy it.

Stunning Visuals, Ominous Sets, and a Stark Reality make for a great film .

About halfway through the movie, I realized that I needed to go to the bathroom and, so, simply waited for the appropriate "lull" in the action and visuals, hurried about my business, and returned to my seat to miss little, other than some of the deeper essences of the plot.

" I recommend this movie because it has thrills, chills, action and dramatic scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

It is the story that often gets set aside in Burton's flicks to make room for more odd antics and intricate visuals, Sleepy Hollow though has a plot that keeps you interested in more than what you are seeing, so even if this looked banal and flat it would still be worth watching – the fact that the story is aligned with a Burton production elevates Sleepy Hollow above all other Tim Burton efforts.

The film is absolutely terrifying, yet hilarious and action packed in a simply beautiful way.

Depp's portrayal of Ichabod Crane was absolutely stunning.

An entirely uninteresting film.

special, exciting, dark, impressive.

The story is very creepy and intense the entire way through.

This is also one of the most visually stunning films I have ever seen.

I've heard many complaints that the movie is too cliched, too cheesy, too hokie, to formulaic.

Overall, I was enormously impressed by the look of the film (the cinematography and art direction are superb), but found the story hard to follow.

One of the most influential films of all time to me is Tim Burton's stylish, stunning masterpiece "Sleepy Hollow", a truly deserving film to an American classic tale.

The only problem is that it's the same world that he creates in all his films and I'm REALLY bored with it.

Its thoroughly enjoyable and i definitely recommend this to anyone who likes things that are a bit darker than your average film.

It was visually beautiful, it had a great script, it was extremely exciting and gory, and Johnny Depp was so great to watch in the movie because of his amazing acting ability.

Andrew Kevin Walker's Screenplay is very entertaining & engaging.

The production design and art direction of this film are truly breathtaking.

It is visually stunning, with each detail in the frame carefully seen to.

Sleepy Hollow is visually stunning, filled with great sets and a perfect mood to capture the horror and creepiness of the situation.

He did a fine job in bringing out the movies more thrilling moments, with his orchestral cast which he assembled just wonderful.

Johnny Depp is also entertaining as the fastidious and pragmatic Ichabod Crane, who is slowly brought around to realizations of haunted doings in Sleepy Hollow.

C..Otherwise, the plot, though certainly not what Washington Irving wrote, was exciting and a clever interpretation.

Christina Ricci is stunning as his co-star.

For those of us who love the idea of atmospheric, mysterious, dangerous and thrilling places, it's pure joy to look upon Sleepy Hollow - dark, Gothic and very real.

Then, the crime story is a bit hard to follow, all the more than the names are too much alike.

The costume warn by the horseman, who was supposedly a Hessian mercenary, bore no resemblence to any uniform worn by Hessians, mounted or not, during the American Revolution.

So let me sum up, cold and unfeeling, very violent, not funny, and a confusing story.

Combine this with some fairytale elements and a few funny moments (my favourite of which has to be either Ichabod's regular fainting or the expression on his face when he's hiding on his bed after realizing the horseman is real), makes this a very entertaining film.

The dialogue meanwhile ranges from trite and insipid to frankly ignorant (1800 was not a new millennium!

Even the gory scenes (and there are plenty) were visually stunning.

A most odd movie, Sleepy Hollow is funny a lot of the time but has a few suspenseful and scary moments.

The foggy rural atmosphere is amazing, the cast (with the sole exception of a too-modern Christina Ricci) is loose and amiable, but the pall of the grisly killings becomes tiresome after a time.

Save your money, it'll be on TV 400 times a week in a month.

Tim Burton is incapable of making a boring film.

Since the movie is so entertaining, I really don't think it matters how much it follows the source material!

Those were really stunning and helped created the mood...

If a film has a basic plot as fascinating as Sleepy Hollow does, it's really not necessary to throw in a supremely confusing subplot about how the Van Whos double-crossed the Van Whats in order to exact revenge upon the Van Wheres.

In tandem with the oft "head-free" Christopher Walken, they reclassified the film as "riveting" for me.

She expels a sort of Catherine-Linton-aura about her, which makes her bashfully breathtaking.

Utter Dull Drivel .

It's definitely a movie more intrigued with the style than being a thrilling horror.

The costume drama scenes in the beginning were the sort of poorly done, stodgy things that used to plague historical drama 25 years ago.

This movie was boring, predictable, and generally bad.

At the end, with all these special effects, it just looks like another special effets Hollywood movie (Boring, boring...

"Sleepy Hollow" is a pretty accurate moniker for this version of Washington Irving's classic tale--it can make you sleepy, and it is hollow.

Stunning.

Instead, the film is bogged down by an overly elaborate, yet painfully dull plot involving a range of characters that could have been more interestingly utilized.

And the plot, while very confusing, is still understandable as long as one pays attention.

This dreary creation gives maximum effect to the only harsh colour Burton allows himself--blood red.

A well-made, entertaining horror film .

This movie is very entertaining and will scare a lot of people.

Entertaining modern slasher .

Adaptation of Washington Irving story succeeds with quirky, interesting main character, reasonable script and intense atmosphere to distract from pedestrian plot.

Johnny Depp, like his earlier film, "Dead Man", comes across as flat and uninspiring as Ichabod Crane.

I might want to see it on DVD just to slow mo some of the special effects done by Industrial Light and Magic (ILM)

The plot in the film is very exciting and Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci portray their characters very well.

The movie is too fun and entertaining to be.

And save the town, I love this version because it is a lot more entertaining .

Tim Burton's Visually Stunning Masterpiece .

And while Depp's constantly scared performance is entertaining, it doesn't make much sense for a man who is a policeman interested in cutting open bodies.

We saw Sleepy Hollow last night and we really enjoyed it.

In the good old days, if you got even ONE severed head it was exciting, and it was a "money shot" worth waiting for.

Watching it was a complete waste of time.

The whole thing was very exciting and it was a real trip!

Depp is effective, can even be funny when he can; Ricci is seductive, engaging and mysterious.

Finally, the story was extremely breathtaking; no chance to get bored!!!!

It seems like she's trying to hard to be "respectable" here, and it's boring.

'Sleepy Hollow' is right up Tim Burton's alley and he's made a visually beautiful and gripping film of it.

Very enjoyable.

What i did like about it (the movie), was that it was very unpredictable, i could never guess what would happen next.

Visually stunning and just a fun ride.

Tim Burton has created an utterly fascinating world of images that are beyond compare.

Sleepy Hollow is a great example of an entertaining film which takes us all back into past times where it was absolutely impossible to provide a rational explanation regarding certain obscure,occult events.

It was really well made, and there are a lot of exciting scenes and an engaging mystery plot.

Stunning version of Washington Irving novel with particular Tim Burton style .

Is the movie still worth watching then?

Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow is a visually stunning film so incredibly atmospheric it makes you yearn to live in the recreated town of Sleepy Hollow, even though judging by the threat of a ghost tormenting its population one would consider otherwise.

Visually this film is stunning.

Sleepy Hollow is funny, exciting and scary when it's good, but too many dull characters, an irritating sleepiness to important events and a needlessly convoluted plot get in the way.

But flaws aside, Sleepy Hollow is a fun, entertaining Gothic horror comedy, and fans of Burton or Depp should not be disappointed.

A fun movie, heads do roll, lots of cleavage Depp plays the wimpy character pretty well all up a exciting and entertaining watch.

Even though I have been criticizing this movie for not being very unique, besides the visual aspect, I still find it very entertaining and I would definitely watch it for next Halloween.

It feels too empty to encourage watchers to see if they missed anything on a second watch.

"Sleepy Hollow" can be not of the 10 year's best, but it is one of the most enjoyable, exciting and entertaining films of last year.

Fascinating clues and red herrings are sprinkled throughout the film; disjointed plot bits also all fuse together by the end with great effectiveness.

The ending was unpredictable, and the Headless Horseman gives you the creeps.

All in all, a thoroughly entertaining and memorable film.

Lots of action and stunning effects and downright creepy.

Its kind of a guilty pleasure movie, its technically kinda sloppy but still enjoyable.

Depp is highly entertaining as a cross between the craven main character and Sherlock Holmes.

Very enjoyable .

They are instantly recognisable (I probably had nightmares as a kid remembering that headless horseman crossing the bridge) and totally engaging - as the ghost proves himself as an unstoppable force on the townspeople.

Sleepy Hollow is the most visually stunning movie I have seen this year.

In light of the trailer (which I thought was ho-hum), my impression that Burton films generally are overacted and border on cartoonish or comic book-ish, and (especially) the cheesy "heads will roll" tagline, I was expecting a pretty mediocre show.

The Direction was slick, the mood intense, and the performances for the most part,consistently good.

For the vast majority of the film, there's a lot of tension, which makes most of it consistently entertaining and really keeps the adrenaline pumping!

It's thrilling and actually funny.

About as exciting as a yawn.

The viewer is bound to suspect many people as story revolves, but each time the point of suspicion keeps on moving and makes the plot interesting enough to hold your seat until yo finally come to know the unexpected villain, and the person who was behind all those murder !

Contrived as a children's bedtime story, humdrum character introduction is laced with intended-upon exciting non-engaging chase scenes which, with undeveloped characters fleeing for their lives, produce about as much fright and thrill as The Nightmare Before Christmas.

It has the epic story, the best acting, the best set of characters, a very intense atmosphere which makes you see nightmares!

In fact, it was much more entertaining and satisfying than the original.

stunning story .

It was also very entertaining I give it a 9/10.

I had no real expectations before watching "Sleepy Hollow", and I'm not really into the horror genre, but for some reason it was quite entertaining.

The film is one of the most absolutely gorgeous looking pieces of work I've ever seen, every frame a breathtaking storybook frame of wonder, menace and atmospheric Gothic horror.

The plot is the main problem--none of the characters are clearly defined, Depp is real annoying, every single female character is a witch and it's very hard to follow (looks like there were huge chunks of dialogue edited out).

This is definitely one of the most visually stunning films I have ever seen.

I never guessed who the culprit was, and I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.

I think the problem is that the story is convoluted and difficult to follow.

Very entertaining film.

Visually stunning, one of Tim Burton's best .

Visually stunning .

After this intense, heavily gory thriller I asked her what she thought.

Yet again Depp gives a stunning performance this time as Constable Ichabod Crane, brought to Sleepy Hollow to find a logical explanation for several murders which locals believe were committed by a headless horseman, determined not to believe the horseman rumours he sets about trying to solve the mystery.

At first, it looks gorgeous but as the story gets increasingly thin and predictable, the movie's gorgeous look can't save it.

It gets boring after the seventh time) there's also the completely random scene with a witch wigging out while acting as a medium.

Sleepy Hollow is dramatic, scary, funny, fulled with mystery and also action packed.

Thoroughly enjoyable .

This is my absolute favourite film in the world i adore it, it shows a great range of brilliant effects and some really enjoyable and gruesome scenes.

The thing moves as slow as molasses.

This movie fully accomplished all that the original tale must have intended to do, for, though it is merely and clearly a fantasy tale, it is quite a chilling and thrilling one.

I was fascinated by Depp's performance, but this sudden need to throw in pointless pyrotechnics lost me.

The studio sets are obvious enough when Burton's signature gnarled, beast-like trees start popping up in the landscape, and as usual the sets are just as beautiful and fascinating as the spooky woods surrounding Sleepy Hollow.

Always making the unexpected seem ordinary and the ordinary seem like magic.

This rich visual feast demands a viewer's attention with its stunning photography and art direction, with countless memorably framed shots of 18th Century New York, with its foggy woods and small town cobblestone streets.

The Ever-Terrific Christopher Walken appears as The Headless Horseman, and he's worth watching, as always.

Written in his unique, heavily gothic visual language, it is a fascinating exploration of the boundaries between reason and magic, and the way that evil leads to evil, violence inexorably to more violence until justice is done.

" I recommend this movie because it has thrills, chills, action and dramatic scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

and real virtue of Tim Burton is the choice of actors to create atmosphere and intense details.

The special effects and visual effects are amazing and the cinematography is stunning.

The only negative criticism I have to offer about this movie is some of the cornball dialogue uttered by the main characters, and the contrived story that seems to fall together all too quickly at the end.

My problem with the story/characters is that every thing seems fast paced, not explained or magically solved.

You have a gifted director, a wonderful cast, and a reasonably intriguing premise.

It was exciting to watch.

Both him and Christina Ricci do well in this stylistic period thriller, which is successful, because its original, fresh, and despite the dialogue which is heavy, its still entertaining throughout.

The tale would have been better served by writers who know how to craft a tight, suspenseful story.

I felt that the film was engaging and interesting without being over the top gore or too scary.

But for adult viewers who like horror movies and admire creative filmmakers like Burton, watching this 1999 box office hit could easily be a hauntingly entertaining experience, and not likely a film one could easily forget!

Wells, Thomas Huxley, Shaw etc. These names are from a later time, but that makes it even more exciting: In this story, Ichabod Crane is one of the first!

Beyond that, several of the characters were formulaic, which is the films biggest problem.

With hilarious decapitations, random horse chases and even a guy getting chopped in half and another one getting impaled and dragged through a window before being beheaded.

The set design is stunning!

I really enjoyed it.

Eerie, Creepy, Gruesome, Gorgeous & Entertaining, this 1999 box-office hit, is truly a Great Piece of Cinema.

Excellent / Entertaining Film .

Enjoyable version about known Washington Irving's novel, titled ¨The legend of Sleepy Hollow¨.

A truly stunning film .

What immediately strikes one about the film is the amazingly hackneyed and uninteresting dialogue, as Andrew Kevin Walker's script fails to convey any great amount of entertainment.

As isolated dreary Sleepy Hollow, the town that surrounds him, is as strange & secretive as Ichabod & the Headless Horseman himself.

The idea seemed fascinating Tim Burton directing a movie based on the short story 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'.

But it is in fact as distinctively crazy as all the rest of Burton's work -- a visually splendid, thoroughly exciting special-effects extravaganza set in 1799 that plays like a cross between Thomas Hardy and "The Evil Dead".

A film worth watching .

His driven yet cowardly Ichabod Crane is strangely riveting.

The feeling and atmosphere of this movie are stunning, in fact I have a little ceremony with what it comes to this and other Depp movies .

It is simply an entertaining horror movie with a nice gloomy atmosphere which I much enjoy.

Nevertheless the are some wonderful moments and lot's of things that make this movie worth watching such as all the headless horseman scene's for which Ray Park did most of the fight scene's.

This movie was boring and the whole fantasy-action theme was annoying.

Out of the box, interesting, and enjoyable .

"Sleepy Hollow" is visually stunning, an amazing collection of gnarled trees, gloomy mist and frightening houses silhouetted against a surreal backdrop.

Katrina Van Tassel, as portrayed by Christina Ricci, is a somewhat underdeveloped love interest, but she's got enough courage and heart to keep from fading into the background, and her purity and virtue actually keep her sympathetic as opposed to boring or self-righteous.

This movie is visually stunning and the ever popular controversy of Science vs.

The story is action-packed, fast paced and will entertains fans of horror-movies, even if the film itself is not scary at all.

Everything else is a yawn at best.

The romance between Ichabod and Katrina was pointless, even though I wasn't as annoyed about it as some other reviewers.

I'm thinking of seeing it again, and I highly recommend it....

Chilling and thrilling- yes, indeed, very involving, very gripping is the product of this directing, cinematography, and acting.

The plot is, to put it mildly, confusing; the cast is surprisingly bad (even Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci!

It's a sumptuous, stunning period piece that is both an enchanting fairy tale and a sanguinary slasher flick.

I saw this movie today, and I enjoyed it a lot.

The film itself has a slightly confusing, yet compelling storyline wich almost makes the legend of the headless horseman possible.

Throughout the film, Burton is playing David Copperfield, feeding (and hugely entertaining, I must admit) the audience with optical illusions.

I had high expectations for Sleepy Hollow because of Tim Burton's previous work and the intriguing trailer, which promised a very macabre, eerie take on the Washington Irving tale.

Danny Elfman's (another Burton regular) exciting score adds much to the sometimes dreary flick.

I'd compare it to my reaction to Jurassic World,I didn't think it was very unique, but it was enjoyable none the less.

He is so compelling that even his smallest performances can stay with you for a long time.

The film also has a pretty standard, formulaic action movie climax.

This movie is among one of my favorite smart and entertaining horror films.

Once again Tim Burton uses Johnny Depp in one of his movies, and as a fan of the previous movies they did together I enjoyed it a great deal.

This was silly nonsense, but I enjoyed it for that.

Pretty good if you expect to see a rather thrilling fairy-tale for kids.

Johnny Depp gives a breathtaking performance in his role of Ichabod Crane.

Though the film takes a considerably darker angle than Irving's book, there is still a romantic subplot between Crane and Katrina (Ricci), a comely young woman, that is, for the most part, enjoyable, though it does provide one of the corniest exchanges ever put on celluloid: -Katrina: Do you think me wicked?

A Stunning Visual Treat .

The suspense is thrilling and the jumps are scarier then ever.

Just the opposite it was very action packed.

Still, the film is exciting and has great atmosphere.

He uses all his usual techniques to create a thrilling film.

Yet in the end, the film remains a thoroughly enjoyable experience, if only for its sensory value.

However, where those movies turned things around visually, "Sleepy Hollow" does it verbally, showing you that while Burton may have some visually stunning effects and sets, he doesn't rely on them to move the movie along.

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All CostsMars Attacks and the Batman films (Batman Returns especially)were extremely enjoyable,but Sleepy Hollow fails to develop into much of an engaging story at all.

A film is much more enjoyable if you try to find its full potential and don't hold so many expectations of it.

The actors look great in this big confusing weirdness.

At times you will be on the edge of your seat.

The whole bit about the symbol under Crane's bed, and what it really was about, was quite predictable.

The cinematography combined with the use of fog and lights, and a stunning recreation of a gothic village is what truly makes this film special.

Positives: Visually stunning- beautiful scenery and photograpy; unbelievable special effects; well played- for the melodramatic way it was presented; humorous moments along with the scary; and well...

Well if you''ve seen the Disney cartoon version of this film I'drecommend that over this borefest.

Well the director of such atmospheric movies as "Batman", "Edward Scissorhands" and "Ed Wood" has stepped into that realm with the visually stunning and violent "Sleepy Hollow".

She actually enjoyed it.

It's a dark and eerie film with a suspenseful plot from start to finish, from the gruesome be-headings to Ichabod Crane attempting to solve the mysterious of the cursed town.

A very thrilling movie to watch on a dark and stormy night while all the lights are off.

And yet what has actually been committed to the screen is trite, unimaginative, and ultimately quite boring.

The story is dull, the characters are not interesting and the acting by Johnny Depp is cringeworthy.

Johnny Depp hilariously reinvents the famous literary figure Ichabod Crane; the superb visuals make the action climax stunning, and redeem some of the slow, confusing patches along the way.

'Sleepy Hollow' is from the better side of Tim Burtons movies: it's visually stunning, the music by his court composer Danny Elfman fits in and brings out incredible atmosphere and the actors are doing their parts all around nicely.