Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sleepy Hollow (1999): review- 6/10

For some reason the film-makers traduced themselves.

The film starts off elegantly and wittily and both Depp and Ricci are enchanting, and there are some potentially interesting themes introduced about the limits of reason.

But the film then declines into a fomulaic action piece (albeit with gothic trappings) following obvious Hollywood conventions and becomes tedious.

The art direction is stunning. Alas, there is a cartoonishness about the film that seems very American to me.


This is the first of the film reviews I shall be publishing here. Previous reviews have been available on http://rateyourmusic.com/~tadeusz598

These reviews are written to be as concise as possible, and rarely contain plot summaries.

I shall, over time, transfer these reviews (and possibly re-write these in the process) from Rateyourmusic to here.

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