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Sherlock Holmes – Movie Review

Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong
Directed by Guy Ritchie

Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 128 mins
Genre: Action/ Comedy/ Mystery/ Fantasy/ Crime/ Thriller
3.5 frames out of 5

If there was ever a franchise that needed a modern reboot, then God save the Queen.

In this modern remake of the classic character created by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) are on the case protecting the streets of London. Set in 1891, Holmes and Watson are closing in on the sinister Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) and stopping him from his latest murder. They apprehend him and months later as he is about to be hung from the gallows for his crimes against humanity, he summons Holmes to issue a warning. Blackwood vows revenge and that there will be 3 more murders before complete chaos ensues. Holmes blows him off and goes on with his day but the threat remains in the back of his mind. With the Blackwood case closed, Holmes is bored and itching for a new case.

As Holmes is experimenting with various way to keep himself occupied between cases, a woman from his past makes a grand entrance back into his life, Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams). Irene is the only woman to capture Holmes’s heart, outwit and bamboozle him. She offers him a fresh lead for a missing person’s case. Little does Holmes know that this case intertwines …

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December 24, 2009 - Posted by | entertainment news, film reviews, movie critic review, Movie Review, movies, new in theaters, now playing, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. It sounds pretty good. I wish I could have seen it.

    Comment by Ribs | January 10, 2010 | Reply

  2. Poo to all the people dumping on “Sherlock Holmes” for straying too far from the source material. While there are a few misfires, like the sub-par CGI and a few details (like the pigsty that’s Holmes’ study) that are out of place, I think Ritchie succeeds in making this an entertaining, clever and well-acted action flick. Casting Robert Downey Jr. was a brilliant move, and Mark Strong is very good as a villain (see “Body of Lies”). RDJ even made me like Jude Law a little more, which is a miracle considering how little I care for the guy.

    Comment by mcarteratthemovies | January 26, 2010 | Reply

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