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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

08 Jan, 2010
2 hrs 08 mins
109 votes
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In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous characters, "Sherlock Holmes" sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country. Robert Downey Jr. brings the legendary detective to life, and Jude Law stars as Holmes` trusted colleague, Watson, a doctor and war veteran who is a formidable ally for Sherlock Holmes.
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What makes the character of Sherlock Holmes unique is the brilliance of his deductive mind, elegant erudition and uber formality. I personally dont care if he is a superior bare knuckle fighter, or has the ability to dive from great heights into the Thames. Hes been dumbed down (for todays audiences? Is that the reasoning?) to a tragic extent. Holmes elegant erudition is reduced to thought bubbles that might as well read Ker-Pow! And his addictions are played for laughs. Read more: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/movies/reviews/article_1521462.php/Sherlock-Holmes-Movie-Review#ixzz0bAlMeySA ...Read full review
Except Holmes, as portrayed by this most kinetic of actors, can`t relax. For him, the world doesn`t stop humming with clues, even when he wants it to. Holmes hears clinking glasses and sprinklings of conversation, notices canes and culinary manners, sees who is standing where. He closes his eyes, and without doing anything, Downey owns the room ...Read full review
Every Holmes story is different and each one is the same, just as every day has its own saint but the Mass is eternal. `Sherlock Holmes` enacts the strange new rites of hyperkinetic action and impossible CGI, and Holmes and Watson do their best to upgrade themselves. Holmes tosses aside the deerstalker hat and meerschaum calabash, and Watson has decided for once and all to abandon the intimacy of 221B for the hazards of married life. Both of them now seem more than a little gay; it`s no longer a case of `oh, the British all talk like that.` Jude Law even seemed to be wearing lipstick when he promoted the movie on Letterman. ...Read full review
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never imagined his cerebral London detective as a ball-busting action hero. But director Guy Ritchie did. And he`s persuaded Robert Downey Jr. to mainline testosterone. You never saw Basil Rathbone, the best movie Holmes, or Jeremy Brett, the best TV Holmes, strip down in a freestyle-fight ring. You do here. Even old Dr. Watson is a scrapper in the studly person of Jude Law. Ritchie directs with the kind of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels gusto that`s meant to batter you into submission. ...Read full review
Imagined in Dickensian hues, the yarn begins with a man-of-action Sherlock (ably assisted by Dr Watson, played by Jude Law) saving a young woman from the hands of the murderous Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong), a supposed practitioner of black magic and sending the vile villain to the gallows. End of story? Not quite... and in fact, it`s only just begun. ...Read full review
Guy Ritchie`s Sherlock Holmes is an irreverent, comic-book take on the adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle`s cerebral London detective. Robert Downey Jr stars as the beloved private eye who`s been reinvented as something of an action hero who leaps out of buildings, dodges explosions, and gets down and dirty in a violent bare-knuckle brawl. Along with his relatively reserved sidekick, the dependable Dr John Watson (played by Jude Law), he still solves crimes for a living, but the pair spends most of their time bickering and sniping like an old married couple. ...Read full review
For the last decade, Hollywood blockbusters have devoted themselves to being retreads of things we`ve seen already - from comic books to theme park rides to video games to Saturday morning cartoons - and as the zeitgeist (spelt t-w-i-t-t-e-r) is dictated by the perpetually online geek, pre-release buzz has increasingly been about being true to form. About, well, loyalty. ...Read full review