• Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes

Release Date: December 25th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 2010

PG-13 |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

When a string of brutal murders terrorizes London, it doesn't take long for legendary detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his crime-solving partner, Dr. Watson (Jude Law), to find the killer, Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong). A devotee of the dark arts, Blackwood has a bigger scheme in mind, and his execution plays right into his plans. The game is afoot when Blackwood seems to rise from the grave, plunging Holmes and Watson into the world of the occult and strange technologies.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly, James Fox, Robert Maillet

Director: Guy Ritchie

Genres: Mystery , Action , Adventure

Production Co: Silver Pictures, Wigram Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Investigation, Deception, Gritty, London, Mystery, Murder, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The movie as a whole is clever, and conspicuously overwrought. But Mr. Downey's performance is elegantly wrought; he's as quick-witted as his legendary character, and blithely funny in the lovers' spats—all right, the mystery-lovers' spats—that Holmes keeps having with Jude Law's witty Dr. Watson. show more

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    With a clamorous soundtrack and a whirl of elaborate chases and busily choreographed fight scenes, this is Sherlock Holmes with Attention Deficit Disorder. show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Sherlock Holmes goes wrong in many ways except for one -- at the boxoffice. show more

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