• 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: Adventure , Action , Mystery

Production Co: Silver Pictures, Wigram Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Movieline

    It's BFF and hetero life partner Dr. Watson who forms the tale's real love triangle with Holmes - escalating the first film's bromantic undercurrent of mutual admiration and "circumstantial homosexuality" to overt, unabashed man-love and dangerous attraction - with tantalizingly evil interloper Professor James Moriarty. show more

  • 40
    NPR

    Though the film features Holmes' fiercest villain and a plot partially cribbed from "The Final Problem," one of Conan Doyle's most beloved stories, the sense of mystery has gone missing. A most heinous crime has taken place. The fun, too, is nowhere in evidence. 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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