Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

Sir Ian McKellen is an aged and retired Sherlock Holmes in this crime mystery from director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls). The great detective’s memory is fading, but a 50-year-old case still troubles him. Residing in a Sussex village post-WWII, Mr. Holmes investigates the mystery with the fragments of memory he has left.

2015Rating: PG, Adult themes104 minsUK, USA
DramaMystery
Director:
Bill Condon ('Dreamgirls', 'The Fifth Estate', 'Kinsey', 'Gods and Monsters')
Writer:
Jeffrey Hatcher
Cast:
Ian McKellenMilo ParkerLaura LinneyHattie MorahanPatrick KennedyHiroyuki Sanada
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

It’s tempting to mouth the lazy summation “if you like Sherlock Holmes you’ll like Mr. Holmes.” Tempting, because it is true. Yet that would also do a disservice to this sumptuously crafted, artisanally layered and genuinely inspired addition to the detective’s pantheon.

Good story did drag on a little in parts. Over acted in parts. Love Ian in it.

3.0

A nice watch

Good story albeit rambling at times, Mr Hlmes was over-acted frequently, the boy and his mother were excellent. Neat ending.

4.0

hugely enjoyable

being long-time Holmes fan had doubts on this twist but no probs - top class acting from all and a great story

Entertaining

An interesting variation on the theme.

3.0

Could it be logical that we assume that Sherlock Holmes is infallible? I have. To me Sherlock has all the answers and has seen all the tricks, that is why this version of Conan Doyle's legendary detective can be confronting to the viewer who expects him to never fail. Sir Ian McKellan gives an outstanding performance in his turn as the great man who has now...

4.0

This is what acting really is

No guns and explosions, just great acting. Well worth watching

Variety

Variety

press

The more vital subject of Mr. Holmes turns out to be our need for stories themselves and, in particular, the role of fiction as an escape from the pain and loss of everyday life.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A majestic McKellen rescues a safe script, giving us a fresh look at an icon even the most casual viewer will be (over)familar with.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Sir Ian McKellen is a pleasure to watch as an elderly Sherlock Holmes, though the drama isn't as compelling as it might have been.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This is Holmes intentionally slowed down to a hobbling, reflective, end-of-life pace: dare we call it refreshing?

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film's plots are soft and flimsy, and they don't mesh as gracefully as they might, but they do serve as an adequate trellis for Mr. McKellen's performance, which is gratifyingly but unsurprisingly wonderful.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is an elegant if slight piece of work, touching and intriguing by turns, but hampered structurally in that it relies on two separate flashback sections.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Driven by an impeccably nuanced performance from McKellen as a solitary 93-year-old man enfeebled by age...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A gentle blend of detective mystery and amiable character study. Contains scenes of mild pottering.

3.0
Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

It’s tempting to mouth the lazy summation “if you like Sherlock Holmes you’ll like Mr. Holmes.” Tempting, because it is true. Yet that would also do a disservice to this sumptuously crafted, artisanally layered and genuinely inspired addition to the detective’s pantheon.

Variety

Variety

press

The more vital subject of Mr. Holmes turns out to be our need for stories themselves and, in particular, the role of fiction as an escape from the pain and loss of everyday life.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A majestic McKellen rescues a safe script, giving us a fresh look at an icon even the most casual viewer will be (over)familar with.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Sir Ian McKellen is a pleasure to watch as an elderly Sherlock Holmes, though the drama isn't as compelling as it might have been.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This is Holmes intentionally slowed down to a hobbling, reflective, end-of-life pace: dare we call it refreshing?

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film's plots are soft and flimsy, and they don't mesh as gracefully as they might, but they do serve as an adequate trellis for Mr. McKellen's performance, which is gratifyingly but unsurprisingly wonderful.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is an elegant if slight piece of work, touching and intriguing by turns, but hampered structurally in that it relies on two separate flashback sections.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Driven by an impeccably nuanced performance from McKellen as a solitary 93-year-old man enfeebled by age...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A gentle blend of detective mystery and amiable character study. Contains scenes of mild pottering.

3.0

Good story did drag on a little in parts. Over acted in parts. Love Ian in it.

3.0

A nice watch

Good story albeit rambling at times, Mr Hlmes was over-acted frequently, the boy and his mother were excellent. Neat ending.

4.0

hugely enjoyable

being long-time Holmes fan had doubts on this twist but no probs - top class acting from all and a great story

Entertaining

An interesting variation on the theme.

3.0

Could it be logical that we assume that Sherlock Holmes is infallible? I have. To me Sherlock has all the answers and has seen all the tricks, that is why this version of Conan Doyle's legendary detective can be confronting to the viewer who expects him to never fail. Sir Ian McKellan gives an outstanding performance in his turn as the great man who has...

4.0

This is what acting really is

No guns and explosions, just great acting. Well worth watching