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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/16/2011 , 129min.
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November 16, 2012
Two is enough
November 13, 2012
The first Sherlock movie I thought had too much violence and Sherlock was not as groomed & well dressed as he should have been. This second movie: is NOT Sherlock Holmes: it's someone else, completely; the action is just like the first. Sherlock is if anything more derelict, and scruffy looking: Dr. Watson is also quit scruffy, definitely too much violence: and mayhem not enough cerebral
September 28, 2012
Agreed !!!! BEST movie I've seen this yr. by far ! I thought the first was just great. The sequel is even better. When was the last time a sequel was even as good as the original? This one goes right to the top! Jude Law & Downey Jr. fit perfect together. Number 3........Hurry!
July 21, 2012
If 2 could have seen 1? 2 would have shot 1 in the face. SOOOOO much BETTER!!!!
June 17, 2012
A little \"CGI\" action is a good thing. Too much \"CGI\" action is distracting. Spent too much on action and not enough on character development and storyline. Not as good as the first.

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Washington Post
This sequel is just as profligate as its 2009 predecessor with explosions, anachronisms and quick cuts. But the dialogue is a little sharper, and Holmes gets a worthy opponent in Professor Moriarty. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
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. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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. Full Review
Brian Lowry
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. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Simultaneously brash and dull - hardly a combustible combination. Full Review
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