Sleepy Hollow really pushes the envelope and answers the age-old question: Can a movie have too many fainting scenes? Yes. This film has so many faints it’s ridiculous.
For starters Depp faints A LOT. Like every time he’s in danger or sees the horseman or anything the dude just straight passes out with a little whimper or something to show just how much of a coward he is.
Ricci on the other hand, only faints twice. The first time is when she witnesses her father being decapitated by the Headless Horseman. The second and last time, Ricci is greeted by an unexpected guest: her step-mother who she had thought was dead! When she enters, Ricci jumps up in shock and faints dead away after her step-mother comments that she looks as if she had seen a ghost.