Select your region
Sign in
Hamburger Menu
Mr. Holmes: Film Review-Sherlock’s final bow?

Mr. Holmes: Film Review-Sherlock’s final bow?

By BMS Editor23 July, 2015 2 min read
Mr. Holmes: Film Review-Sherlock’s final bow?

With time, even the master of disguise has aged. It’s 1947 and Sherlock (Ian McKellen) has turned 93. Watson’s left and Mycroft’s dead, leaving Sherlock all by himself. He’s retired, and has only his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her son, Roger (Milo Parker), for company. The film revolves around the bond shared by the two: Sherlock and Roger. Roger, who is a curious little boy, is fascinated by Sherlock and his brilliant tales. The young lad is also the motivation and inspiration Sherlock needs to solve his last case.

Age has not been kind to Sherlock, and he has problems remembering his past clearly, much to his chagrin. The last case he took, the one of Mrs. Kelmot, wasn’t a success and still plays on his mind. Mr. Kelmot’s wife had two miscarriages following which she became depressed and heartbroken. She started talking to her dead children. Her husband tried to confront her, but all he got was denial. Desperate, he’d approached Mr. Holmes.

 

When he’d brought the case to Sherlock, Mr. Kelmot was almost certain that Sherlock could help. But could he? Years after this incident, Sherlock still has guilt about this case that’s killing him. He could have helped Mrs. Kelmot, but for some reason, he made the wrong decisions. He must resolve this case to move on. But his memory plays games with him, making his own facts seem unreliable. A cruel irony for a man who prefers facts over fiction.

The director, Bill Condon, masterfully blends suspense and drama to deliver a film that grips you till the very end. Laura Linney is delightful as the English housekeeper and Milo Parker is a remarkable discovery. The cinematographer makes the most of the lavish green countryside, making reality a rude shock for the audience when they return to 2015. Mitch Cullin, who wrote the book "A Slight Trick of the Mind" on which the film is based, has no reasons to complain and much to be happy about.

Why you should watch this film:

Ian McKellen has outdone himself with this performance. His Sherlock has depth and heart. Every actor has delivered brilliantly and the director has portrayed Old England quite believably. Great scripts are rare, and this is definitely one of them.

Tags: #Bollywood Movie release #Hiroyuki Sanada #Ian McKellen #Latest Hindi Movies #Laura Linney #Mr. Holmes #Mr. Holmes Critics Review #Mr. Holmes Movie review #Mr. Holmes Movie Review Mr. Holmes User Rating #Mr. Holmes Story #Mr. Holmes Trailer
BMS Editor
Written by

BMS Editor

Trending articles

All You Need To Know About ‘Maanaadu’

All You Need To Know About ‘Maanaadu’

Written and directed by Venkat Prabhu, the Tamil movie ‘Maanaadu’ features Silambarasan, SJ Suryah and Kalyani Priyadarshan in the lead roles. The supporting cast includes Bharathiraja, S A Chandrasekhar, Karunakaran, Premgi Amaren, Anjena Kirti, Manoj Bharathiraja, Udhaya, Arun Mohan, Aravind Akash, Daniel Annie Pope, Ravikanth and Shreekumar. It’s bankrolled by Suresh Kamatchi under V House Productions and the music and background score are composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The cinematography is handled by Richard M. Nathan.
By Srilakshmi Mudunuri < 1 min read
Read This Before You Watch The Telugu Drama ‘Akhanda’

Read This Before You Watch The Telugu Drama ‘Akhanda’

Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna and directed by Boyapati Srinu, ‘Akhanda’ is all set to hit theatres this Thursday, December 2. This i their third movie together after the blockbuster hits, ‘Simha’ and ‘Legend’.
By Srilakshmi Mudunuri < 1 min read
Video: Why Salman Khan’s ‘Antim: The Final Truth’ Is Gold

Video: Why Salman Khan’s ‘Antim: The Final Truth’ Is Gold

Bhai’s latest movie ‘Antim: The Final Truth’ is a real treat for fans. Not only does it have all the things you want from a Salman Khan film – mad action, shots of his bare torso – the movie has a solid story. Plus Aayush Sharma, who is Khan’s brother-in-law in real life, proves that he can act. Watch this video to hear what we thought about the film.
By BMS Editor < 1 min read
See more articles
Privacy Note
By using www.bookmyshow.com(our website), you are fully accepting the Privacy Policy available at https://bookmyshow.com/privacy governing your access to Bookmyshow and provision of services by Bookmyshow to you. If you do not accept terms mentioned in the Privacy Policy, you must not share any of your personal information and immediately exit Bookmyshow.
hut
List your Show
Got a show, event, activity or a great experience? Partner with us & get listed on BookMyShow
Contact today!
bookmyshow
Copyright 2021 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
The content and images used on this site are copyright protected and copyrights vests with the respective owners. The usage of the content and images on this website is intended to promote the works and no endorsement of the artist shall be implied. Unauthorized use is prohibited and punishable by law.