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3,965 Ratings

Sleepy Hollow

Directed by Tim Burton
United States, Germany, 1999
Horror, Fantasy, Mystery


New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. However the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.

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Sleepy Hollow Directed by Tim Burton

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2000 | Winner: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

2000 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography

BAFTA Awards

2000 | 2 wins including: Best Costume Design

2000 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1999 | 2nd place: Best Cinematographer

Critics reviews

In 1999, Sleepy Hollow sent out a new distress signal, pointing towards an era in which Burton would become a director-for-hire vainly affixing Burton-esque details on impersonal studio projects like chintzy baubles on a spindly Christmas tree.
July 22, 2013
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Tim Burton’s new movie is gorgeous — shot by shot it may be the most impressive thing he’s done. So I hope I’m not being too disrespectful if I balk at the idea that his movie is based on Washington Irving’s "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
November 19, 1999
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