• Mr. Holmes (2015)

Mr. Holmes

Release Date: July 17th, 2015

DVD Release Date: November 10th, 2015

PG |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Long-retired and near the end of his life, Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) grapples with an unreliable memory and must rely on his housekeeper's son as he revisits the still-unsolved case that led to his retirement.

Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Philip Davis

Director: Bill Condon

Genres: Drama , Mystery

Production Co: See-Saw Films, Archer Gray

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Keywords: Engaging, 1940s, London, Moving, Witty, England, Transformation, Mystery

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The plot has an intriguing twist, and the production, in addition to Mr. McKellen’s commanding presence, has fine work by Laura Linney as Holmes’s housekeeper, Mrs. Munro, and by Milo Parker as Roger, Mrs. Munro’s son. The boy is vividly intelligent, ferociously angry and a force to be reckoned with. show more

  • 70
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is a ruminative film of minor-key rewards, driven by an impeccably nuanced performance from McKellen as a solitary 93-year-old man enfeebled by age, yet still canny and even compassionate in ways that surprise and comfort him. show more

  • 60
    James RocchiTheWrap

    Mr. Holmes may not be the biggest or boldest recent updating of Sherlock, but McKellen’s performance alone is almost reason enough to see it on the big screen. show more

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