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Sherlock Holmes

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Sherlock Holmes
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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.

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SO MUCH FUN!
I love this Sherlock 'version'! With all the British Sherlock movies, shows, books and videos from the past (all of which I've enjoyed) I thought there just couldn't be another good one.
WRONG!
This movie is a delight. Made me want to go out & buy the soundtrack. Also, the way this movie portrays Sherlock's "ratiocination" is quite effective. Action is engaging and I recommend it h highly!

Oct 29, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Benedict Cumberbatch is, both physically and characteristically, more faithful to the original, but the love, loyalty, and repartee between these characters is definitely worth watching. The science and detection are questionable, and the action tends to be of the "things blow up real good" variety.

Oct 23, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It's hard with the BBC production of Sherlock to see in retrospect any other remake (as politicsownus) pointed out. There are a few good bits, one amazing Guy Ritchie scene, but for the most part it was pretty boring. Nothing really to talk about, which made me sad because i really like Guy Ritchie, i expected more...

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...

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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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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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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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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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