Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

129 mins
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Guy Ritchie's much anticipated sequel to Sherlock Holmes (2009), with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprising their roles.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows | Ratings & Reviews

"While director Guy Ritchie's excesses and modern concessions -- among them a lot of explosions -- remain intact, the parts of this second "Sherlock Holmes" are considerably more rewarding."


"Faster, funnier and even more bromantic than the original, this far from stately Holmes delivers piping hot entertainment at a furious lick."

Total FilmTotal Film

"There is a plot, but no real intrigue, mystery or suspense, and no inkling of anything at stake beyond a childish and belligerent idea of fun."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A Game of Shadows assures us that escapism is good, that mischief must be celebrated. Holmes and Watson are happy and their escapades play out with such grace and brio that the fun is infectious."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Set aside your memories of the Conan Doyle stories, save them to savor on a night this winter and enjoy this movie as a high-caliber entertainment."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"A few shades brighter than its predecessor, and the action bits certainly closer to the full-throttle "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels" mode director Guy Ritchie didn't quite capture the first time."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"After quite a few tedious detours and distractions, when the film finally gets down to the business of a climax at a gathering of elite European diplomats in a precariously perched Swiss mountain castle, it becomes not half-bad."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A sequel confident in what it's about - bigger, better, funnier, without stretching the joke."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Ritchie has made a film that's so busy, it starts to become boring."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

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