• Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Release Date: December 16th, 2011

DVD Release Date: June 12th, 2012

PG-13 |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

When Austria's crown prince is found dead, evidence seems to point to suicide. However, detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) deduces that the prince was murdered and that the crime is but a piece of a puzzle designed by an evil genius named Moriarty (Jared Harris). Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson (Jude Law), who are accompanied by a Gypsy (Noomi Rapace) whose life Holmes saved, chase Moriarty across Europe in the hope that they can thwart his plot before it can come to fruition.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Paul Anderson, Kelly Reilly

Director: Guy Ritchie

Genres: Mystery , Action , Adventure

Production Co: Silver Pictures, Wigram Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: England , Friendship , Pursuit , Brother , Mystery , Witty , London

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Virtually every set-up and set-piece in this extravagantly tedious adventure is misleading, or worse, irrelevant. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Now the two men are back, along with Irene. But she vanishes all too soon in this overproduced, self-enchanted sequel, and so does the spirit of bright invention that made the previous film such a pleasant surprise. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    After quite a few tedious detours and distractions, when the film finally gets down to the business of a climax at a gathering of elite European diplomats in a precariously perched Swiss mountain castle, it becomes not half-bad. show more

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