Tim Burton always knows how to create colorful, interesting universes to populate his characters, and this is no exception. However, this time he delivers less than a masterpiece. The characters are zany but many without purpose, and the continuation concept is clever but unnecessary. In this case, it may have been preferable for Burton to just re-adapt the book.
This is the film that introduced me to Johnny Depp, for which I am eternally grateful! As a fellow reviewer said, perfect Halloween viewing (though I watched a love scene in the film in class on Valentine's Day; good timing, but the movie's not a full-blown romance)!
This is one of Tim Burton's most sumptuous pictures, dripping with atmosphere and superb production design. Depp provides a more humorous take on Ichabod Crane, while maintaining an air of respectability in the character. Ricci is lovely. Stylish and entertaining. Perfect Halloween fare.
Wonderful Tribute to a Bad Film maker
Reviewed by criddic2 for Ed Wood at 2009-08-24 01:30:33
Johnny Depp is terrfic, and Martin Landau is brilliant. This is among Tim Burton's best films. But I suggest watching "Plan 9 from Outer Space" before watching this. You'll get a better kick out of the dead-on recreations of scenes in this movie.