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Sleepy Hollow
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Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Paramount Pictures
Kiddie Movie: Not unless you might want them to follow in the steps of the Headless Horseman.
Date Movie: She'll get scared and cuddle.
Gratuitous Sex: Some.
Gratuitous Violence: Duh.
Action: Lots.
Laughs: A chuckle here and there.
Memorable Scene: Any scene with the Horseman.
Memorable Quote: Nothing memorable.
Directed By: Tim Burton
Produced By: Scott Rudin, Adam Schroeder

Sleepy Hollow
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 1:45 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Do you like a quality decapitation? Yes. Go see "Sleepy Hollow."

Alright, "Sleepy Hollow" is about more than just decapitations, you get some witchcraft, some mystery, some love, but it has some of the best decapitation scenes I've ever seen on the screen. As sick as that may sound, "Sleepy Hollow" tells the story of the Headless Horseman, and well, people with no heads are an end result.

In the story we've got Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, a constable from New York City who believes every crime can be solved using scientific methods. His bosses are kind of sick of him and send him to Sleepy Hollow to investigate some murders, and he gets there figuring his scientific ways will solve the mystery of the dead people. While there he meets the likes of Katrina (Christina Ricci), the love interest and girl who tries to protect him from evil. As the story unravels we find the Headless Horseman working his magic, find vengeful plots that result in the deaths of lots of the head townspeople, and Ichabod finds that everything cannot be explained by scientific means.

The story is dark. The story is mysterious. The story looks for light at the end of the tunnel. And who better to put this together than one of the kings of dark, mysterious, light at end of tunnel kind of directors than Tim Burton. And he does a great job. Sleepy Hollow comes off as one of those places where the townspeople have their secrets and don't want outside help, and Ichabod isn't really welcome but the people have no choice but to let him in. He is the only one looking for an answer other than "The Headless Horseman did it," and he finds his answers in twisted town lore.

"Sleepy Hollow" is one of those dark stories that just doesn't hit you with gore but rather has a plot line to tell. It could have been easy to just have the Headless Horseman cruising around, killing people, but what fun would that have been? Let's throw in a true mystery, like why are only certain people being killed, and you might find yourself scratching your head as to who will lose their head next.

Scary, mysterious, a love story, and heads get chopped off. "Sleepy Hollow" ranks up there as a good film for me! 4 ½ stars out of 5.

That's it for this one! I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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