Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie (Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) brings some grit and darkness to the London-based super-sleuth's legend, with Robert Downey Jr taking the lead role and Jude Law as sidekick Dr Watson. The clue-sniffing twosome take on a fiendish nemesis, with Holmes getting the chance to show off his boxing and fencing skills along the way. Ritchie says he hopes his take on Holmes will be more true to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's source material than previous slightly camp incarnations.

Golden Globe winner for Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jnr), 2010.
2009Rating: M, contains violence130 minsUK, USA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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Ritchie has never worked on a scale anything approaching this before and, while some of the directorial affectations are distracting, he keeps the action humming.

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The Times

The Times

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Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes is a riot. The director takes on a British institution with a swagger and a wink and the result is boisterous and unabashed fun.

3.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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Ritchie is all about the whooshing and headbanging, leaving no space between Holmes' words to savor their meaning. Downey is irresistible. The movie, not so much.

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Newshub

Newshub

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Great cast, plenty going on, and I do love a bit of Guy Ritchie. So I suspect I may have to blame a script that was just trying to be a little too clever for its own good.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Sherlock Holmes goes wrong in many ways except for one -- at the boxoffice.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A fun, action-packed reintroduction to Conan Doyle's classic characters. Part Two should provide more in the way of scope.

3.0
0

This movie was good but only thing it took to long!!!

4.0
0

Great plot, great action, great characters, great acting, great film!

5.0
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I really enjoyed Guy Ritchie's take on Sherlock Holmes. The topic seems to suit him, and using the deductive thinking of fight scenes with a bit of snazzy camera and video work is lifted nicely from Snatch and placed in here. It's good to see a big-budget movie tackle Victorian London with aplomb. The half-built Tower Bridge is fantastic, and you get a...

4.0
0

This mocie was a huge disappointment! The only good things about it were Jude law as Dr. Watson, and the London backgrounds. Before the movie came on, there was a trailer for Clash of the Titans. I found it hard to tell the difference! The things I usually appreciate in a Sherlock Holmes movie are the plot, the deductions, the eccentricities. What I...

1.0
0

London tuff guy turned softie Guy Ritchie has not made a decent movie since Lock-Stock, which, coincidentally, rhymes with Sherlock, or wot-a-crock. More proof that money, overblown special effects and franchise-driven producers equal mediocrity. The Guy has gone up in smoke.

2.0
0

Really enjoyed this film - more so than "Avatar" in many ways. Much better pacing and engaging lead characters. The attention to period detail was fantastic - the Brits do this sooo well. Yeah, sure Sherlock Holmes has been done before for years on both the big and little screens, but this is very much a new interpretation and looks to be much closer to...

5.0
0

Just saw this film and LOVED IT! I began reading Sherlock Holmes as a teenager and have never strayed too far from the sleuth's particular fascination. Then there was the excellent BBC (or was it Thames?) television series starring Jeremy Brett and movies like The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes by Billy Wilder - a film not too dissimilar to this latest...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Ritchie has never worked on a scale anything approaching this before and, while some of the directorial affectations are distracting, he keeps the action humming.

0
The Times

The Times

press

Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes is a riot. The director takes on a British institution with a swagger and a wink and the result is boisterous and unabashed fun.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Ritchie is all about the whooshing and headbanging, leaving no space between Holmes' words to savor their meaning. Downey is irresistible. The movie, not so much.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Great cast, plenty going on, and I do love a bit of Guy Ritchie. So I suspect I may have to blame a script that was just trying to be a little too clever for its own good.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Sherlock Holmes goes wrong in many ways except for one -- at the boxoffice.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A fun, action-packed reintroduction to Conan Doyle's classic characters. Part Two should provide more in the way of scope.

3.0
0

This movie was good but only thing it took to long!!!

4.0
0

Great plot, great action, great characters, great acting, great film!

5.0
0

I really enjoyed Guy Ritchie's take on Sherlock Holmes. The topic seems to suit him, and using the deductive thinking of fight scenes with a bit of snazzy camera and video work is lifted nicely from Snatch and placed in here. It's good to see a big-budget movie tackle Victorian London with aplomb. The half-built Tower Bridge is fantastic, and you get a...

4.0
0

This mocie was a huge disappointment! The only good things about it were Jude law as Dr. Watson, and the London backgrounds. Before the movie came on, there was a trailer for Clash of the Titans. I found it hard to tell the difference! The things I usually appreciate in a Sherlock Holmes movie are the plot, the deductions, the eccentricities. What I...

1.0
0

London tuff guy turned softie Guy Ritchie has not made a decent movie since Lock-Stock, which, coincidentally, rhymes with Sherlock, or wot-a-crock. More proof that money, overblown special effects and franchise-driven producers equal mediocrity. The Guy has gone up in smoke.

2.0
0

Really enjoyed this film - more so than "Avatar" in many ways. Much better pacing and engaging lead characters. The attention to period detail was fantastic - the Brits do this sooo well. Yeah, sure Sherlock Holmes has been done before for years on both the big and little screens, but this is very much a new interpretation and looks to be much closer to...

5.0
0

Just saw this film and LOVED IT! I began reading Sherlock Holmes as a teenager and have never strayed too far from the sleuth's particular fascination. Then there was the excellent BBC (or was it Thames?) television series starring Jeremy Brett and movies like The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes by Billy Wilder - a film not too dissimilar to this latest...

4.0
0