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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The less I thought about Sherlock Holmes, the more I liked "Sherlock Holmes." Yet another classic hero has been fed into the f/x mill, emerging as a modern superman. show more

  • 60
    Bob MondelloNPR

    In short, Ritchie's come up with precisely what you'd expect of him — a pumped-up, anachronistically modern Sherlock Holmes designed for the ADD crowd. Expect a sequel. Or six. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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