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Sherlock Holmes

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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After finally catching serial killer and occult 'sorcerer' Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. After his execution, Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with Watson's new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the determined detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic, not to mention the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler.
Statement of Responsibility: a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Silver Pictures production ; a Wigram production ; directed by Guy Ritchie ; screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson and Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg ; screen story by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson ; produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, Dan Lin ; executive producers, Michael Tadross and Bruce Berman ; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; a Guy Ritchie film
Title: Sherlock Holmes
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were created by the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and appear in stories and novels by him
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
Special feature: "Sherlock Holmes reinvented" featurette
Credits: Co-producer, Steve Clark-Hall ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood ; editor, James Herbert ; music by Hans Zimmer ; costume designer, Jenny Beavan ; visual effects supervisor, Chas Jarrett.
Performers: Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly, James Fox, Hans Matheson, Geraldine James.
Summary: After finally catching serial killer and occult 'sorcerer' Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. After his execution, Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with Watson's new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the determined detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic, not to mention the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive material
System Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Other Language: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish with optional French and Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: Holmes, Sherlock Drama Watson, John H. (Fictitious character) Drama Adler, Irene (Fictitious character) Drama Murder Investigation England Drama Great Britain. Metropolitan Police Office. Criminal Investigation Department Drama Criminal investigation England Drama Man-woman relationships England Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films-United States
Feature films-Germany
Detective and mystery films
Crime films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Watson, John H. (Fictitious character)
Adler, Irene (Fictitious character)
Murder
Criminal investigation
Man-woman relationships
Publisher No: 1000110337
3000029701
ISBN: 1419885901
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE S
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Aug 29, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't care about none of the characters in this totally unexpected and unnecessary REMAKE of what probably used to be a good mystery/suspense program period.Because of this EXTREMELY NARCISSISTIC and EXTREMELY ARROGANT REMAKE,this detective went from being like the GOLD standard of critical thinkers and mentally stimulating puzzle solving to an action hero that is a tough guy now.From brains to extremely lucky brawn now ladies and gentlemen,BUT I DIGRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice take on a classic character but if you don't know the general details of the Sherlock Holmes' life than you might be slightly confused as the film starts in the middle of his life and gives the impression that it is a sequel even though it isn't.

Jun 22, 2014
  • Truffles125 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love Sherlock Holmes.

May 06, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

He's uncouth. He's unconventional. He's Holmes. His pulse never seems to race, especially with Robert Downey Jr.'s performance that adds a coolness to the role. He is methodically dismantling the mystery, mostly by happenstance, while simultaneously infuriating his partner Watson (played by a strait-laced Jude Law). The ladies play a significant role here, too, with the contrast of the governess Mary that Watson wants to marry with the wily criminal mastermind that Sherlock loves. Regardless, it all stems back to that most elementary fraternity between Holmes and Watson. Is there a fault I must pick? Sadly, yes. I expected a Sherlock film to be more focused on the case, but this flick is more interested in the spectacle of the protagonist's personality, followed by great theatrics. It's a thoroughly interesting albeit not hair-raising introduction to Sherlock. As long as you enjoy Robert Downey Jr.'s acting (specifically the charismatic arrogance from IRON MAN which he borrows from amply), then you will most likely enjoy SHERLOCK HOLMES. If not, you'll struggle to get through the running time. Being of the former group, I still recommend this film, despite its visible cracks.

Oct 11, 2013
  • docjnsuss rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Interesting take on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his trusty partner Dr. Watson. Holmes is as cunning as ever but certainly not as conventional as the Basil Rathbone portrayal. Dr. Moriarity is also included in the story to perhaps spawn a sequel. That my dear fellow is elementary.

Oct 11, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

I grew up with the old black and white films with Basil Rathbone followed years later with Peter Cushing in Hammer Films.

Holmes solved mysteries and problems with his brain; not by fighting.

Downey is a fine actor but portraying Sherlock Holmes?

I don't think so.

This was one of the worst remakes I've seen in recent memory...

Jun 08, 2013
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A violent take on SH if there ever was one. The simple scrutiny of tiny facts, 19th century forensics, and "elementary" logical thinking gives way to foreshadowed violent hyperbole.

Feb 28, 2013
  • mellietells rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Wonderful and unusual interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, but so violent. I got that it was a fairy story, in the sense that any one of the dangers they survived would have at least left them severely damaged if not a corpse, but even so, the effects were so good it was painful to watch all that pummelling, falling, burning, on and on and on, with rare breaks

The only good thing about this whole movie was Watson's dog was one comment and I totally agree....too much violence, bad acting, no chemistry between actors, and Downey was as usual full of himself. Plus I thought he was too old for the love interest. Mind you Jeremy Brett wasn't young when he played Sherlock, but it just seemed to flow from him, the characterization of Holmes......Downey seems to have trouble with playing someone other than himself.

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Jul 15, 2012
  • Captain_America rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 21, 2012
  • nerdatron2000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 03, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 19, 2010
  • Ryan Akler-Bishop rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 23, 2010
  • bpn_303 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 03, 2010
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jun 21, 2012
  • nerdatron2000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There is a problem and our best detective has to fix it. A *practicutioner* (can't spell) of "black magic" is jailed and hanged but he's still running amognst the citezens of what ever town (i think it is london) this movie is set in. He has caused a series of deaths that you can believe to be "black magic". Borrow this item to see the satonishing finish. It's not as it seems. :)

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Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

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Sep 03, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: There are several fight scenes, both with weapons and without. Characters are threatened by explosions, gun shots, fights to the death, fights for entertainment.

Sep 03, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Suggested only: There is one scene where a character is tied naked to a bed. A pillow covers the vital parts.

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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May 06, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

(Watson asking Holmes what his criminal girlfriend was looking for) "Oh, a human canoe. She could sit on your back and paddle you up the Thames."

Jun 08, 2013
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Inspector Lestrade: That's not Blackwood!

Sherlock Holmes: Well, now we have a firm grasp of the obvious.

Sherlock Holmes: Trust me I am a professional.

Dr. Watson: Get that out of my face.
Sherlock Holmes: It's not in your face, it's in my hand.
Dr. Watson: Get what is in your hand out of my face.

Sherlock Holmes: Stop complaining.
Dr. Watson: Complaining! How am I complaining? I'm not complaining! I never complain! I don't complain that you practice your violin at three in the morning, that you make a mess of my rooms -
Sherlock Holmes: Our rooms.
Dr. Watson: Our rooms then, I don't complain that you steal my clothes -
Sherlock Holmes: Uh, we have a barter system.
Dr. Watson: I don't even complain that you kill my dog!
Sherlock Holmes: Our dog. Gladstone is our dog.
Dr. Watson: But what I do take issue with is you trying to sabotage my relationship with Mary!

Sep 03, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Inspector Lestrade: "In another life, Mr. Holmes, you would have made a excellent criminal." ... Sherlock Holmes: "Yes, and you an excellent policeman."

Sep 03, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dredger: "Cour, petit lapin, cour. [Run, little rabbit, run.]" ... Sherlock Holmes: "Avec plaisir. [With pleasure.]"

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sherlock Holmes: There's only at one case that intrigues me at present. The curious case of Mrs. Hudson, the absentee landlady. I've been studying her comings and goings, they appear most... sinister.
Mrs. Hudson: Tea, Mr. Holmes?
Sherlock Holmes: Is it poisoned, Nanny?
Mrs. Hudson: There's enough of that in you already.

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sherlock Holmes: It's a matter of professional integrity! No girl wants to marry a doctor who can't tell if a man's dead or not!

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Irene Adler: Why are you always so suspicious?
Sherlock Holmes: Should I answer chronologically or alphabetically?

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Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sherlock Holmes Trailer

Mar 29, 2010
  • joeinformatique rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sherlock Holmes Extended Trailer [HD]

In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyles most famous characters, Sherlock Holmes sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.

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