Box art for Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

action & adventure, horror, thrillers


Master storyteller Tim Burton (Batman, Edward Scissorhands) weaves an eerie, enchanting version of this classic tale of horror.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    67%
  • Audience Score
    81%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

There are lots of slasher movies better than this.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a very, very gory movie, with many headless corpses, lots of spurting blood, heads being sliced off and bouncing to the ground, various other murders, a couple of "boo!"-type scares, and of course characters perpetually in peril. The heads all show up eventually, too. There is a brief but non-explicit scene of a couple having sex, several very gross moments, and a scene of torture in an Iron Maiden.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether gore is ever necessary in a film. Is gory the same thing as scary?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    67%
    reviews counted: 31
    see all Sleepy Hollow reviews
  • Audience

    81%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fresh:

- Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fresh:

- David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are a wonderful combination and once again Burtons twists to a classic make it a fun ride.

- jmanard52, Friday, May 9, 2008

3 stars

A Grimm tale that could only be brought to life by Director Tim Burton. With an array of known British Actors;' Michal Gambon, Miranda Richardson etc and of course the leading role to none other than Burton's favourite male lead Johnny Depp. The story thrives on it's mystery and secrets of a close community based in the 18th century, the costumes and dialogue capture the mood for this and the witchcraft, folk lore bring a mystical presence.

- 76Majikat, Saturday, November 6, 2010

3 stars

Christopher Walken doesn't need any make up to look scary.

- citawijaya, Thursday, November 4, 2010