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Sherlock Holmes (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RocknRolla) attempts to reinvent one of the world's most iconic literary figures as an action hero in this brawny, visually arresting period adventure. Robert Downey Jr. is an intriguing choice for the Great Detective, and if he occasionally murmurs his lines a pitch or two out of hearing range, his trademark bristling energy and off-kilter humor do much to sell Ritchie's notion of Holmes. Jude Law is equally well-equipped as a more active Dr. Watson--he's closer to Robert Duvall's vigorous portrayal in The Seven Per-Cent Solution than to Nigel Bruce--and together, they make for an engaging team. Too bad the plot they're thrust into is such a mess--a bustling and disorganized flurry of martial arts, black magic, and overwhelming set pieces centered around Mark Strong's Crowley-esque cult leader (no Professor Moriarty, he), who returns from the grave to exact revenge. Downey and Law's amped-up Holmes and Watson are built for the challenge of riding this roller coaster with the audience; however, Rachel McAdams as Holmes's love interest, Irene Adler (here a markedly different character than the one in Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia"), and Kelly Reilly as Mary Morstan, the future Mrs. Watson, are cast to the wind in the wake of Ritchie's hurricane pace. One can imagine this not sitting well with ardent Sherlockians; all others may find this Sherlock Holmes marvelous if calorie-free popcorn entertainment, with the CGI rendering of Victorian-era London particularly appealing eye candy. --Paul Gaita

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Holmes reborn July 13 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Slightly flawed in part which may spoil it for some, but over all a rollicking adventure. Holmes for the 21st century. I hope they make more but I suspect some purists won't like this interpretation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This will raise expectations... May 9 2011
Format:Blu-ray
....but the new Holmes movie reminded me of, believe it or not, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Not as good, but I had this revelation during an action sequence. I found myself thinking, Í am actually enjoying this action sequence'. It wasn't perfunctory, or effects-laden. It furthered the plot. And it was reminiscent of the bit in Raiders, where Indy is going up against the Nazi giant. It had that same sense of fun. The same sense of taking a beloved art form, and updating it for modern audiences.

It actually seemed more to me like a 1980s/90s updating of Holmes, stylewise.

Downey and Law were good. Very changed from Rathborne era, and also from Brett. But very recognizable. And you could see more why they might be friends. Downey's Holmes was much more like the guy in the Zero Effect - he needs Watson to merely act as a conduit to exist in the real world, being so dysfunctional himself.

There were also some nice homages. The Free Mason angle was clearly from Murder by Decree. They do a pan down to 221B Baker St. that is right from Brett. And, most shocking of all, the final solution (in terms of where the final murder takes place) comes straight from JL Borges' homage to Holmes, "Death and the Compass". If you're going to steal....steal from the best!

All in all, I guess it was most like Star Trek. Taking something well loved, but somehow dated, and creating a sort of best-of montage for modern audiences. Meaning, some purists won't like it, but most will see what they're doing. And those brought up on Michael Bay, will see how movies can be made without hammering the audience with explosions.
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4.0 out of 5 stars not Your Grandfather's Sherlock Holmes April 18 2011
By falcon TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
this is not your Grandfather's Sherlock Holmes.this Sherlock Holmes is just as much of an intellectual,but also shows a physical prowess.he isn't afraid to get down and dirty.he's also much more liberal in his thinking than previous incarnations.he's not so staid and stoic about things.and there's no deerstalker cap here.Watson is also shown to have quite the intellectual prowess himself.he's also handy physically.guy Ritchie directed this film,and did a good job.my only complaint is that the movie drags in a few spots and i feel it could have been shortened.overall,though a fine effort.for me,Sherlock Holmes (2009)is a 4/5
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent....hoping for a sequel or two! July 4 2010
Format:DVD
Great story, wonderful photography/scenes/clothing/settings.
Fast and witty conversations between characters. Had to watch it
a couple of times to catch all the slow/speedy sequences.
Well cast and totally a great film. Hoping for more, as that's how it
leaves you at the end.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not true Sherlock, but still fun July 10 2014
By Neuro
Format:Blu-ray
Robert Downey-Jr. is not what I would consider an appropriate choice for Holmes except in the manic sense. A fun re-imagining of Sherlock's world that takes a lot of liberties. This is still good fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 9 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
great movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 5 2014
By Sita
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Very entertaining movie
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock Holmres May 8 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Le film Sherlock Holmes est arrivé en bon état conforme à l’annonce faite par le vendeur. Il s’agit d’un bon film que je recommande à tous en précisant tout de même que parfois dans le film il y a des scènes qui déroulent trop vite nuisant à la compréhension de l'histoire..
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4.0 out of 5 stars I love Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock and Jude Law as ...
I love Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock and Jude Law as Watson. It is super to see teh traditional story reimagined.
Published 4 days ago by S. M.
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Bon prix et très bonne livraison.
Published 11 days ago by René Gagné
5.0 out of 5 stars In the Name of Iran
This movie discussed the concept of religion vs science. The bad guy is using people's superstition that he resurrected after life, and he has power beyond human realms. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Peyman ADLDOUSTI
4.0 out of 5 stars Steampunk Sherlock
Like everyone else in the world, I instantly went cross-eyed at the idea of Guy Ritchie making a Sherlock Holmes movie.

Sure enough, this is not your dad's Sherlock. Read more
Published 5 months ago by E. A Solinas
4.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock Holmes
I purchased this for myself - I am a mystery buff. this meets my taste in mystery and it is priced well.
Published 6 months ago by katzi
5.0 out of 5 stars the godliness of Robert Dowey Jr.
A fantastic movie, clever and witty, wonderful characters, an amazing era-like set up. You can't make a better sherlock Holmes movie.
Published 7 months ago by LexMadrox
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 of the Superb sherlock Holmes B-R films in 2 sepaate cases holders...
2 of the Superb sherlock Holmes B-R films in 2 sepaate cases holders for $9.,99 I think? AMAZING!

Delivery was AMAZINGLY Fast as well!

Bravo Amazon. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kaptain-Canada-EH?
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Holmes! Brilliant Watson! Epic recreation!
This is THE role for Robert Downey Jr. It is better than him as Iron Man, and better than most of his stuff in the 80's and 90's. Read more
Published 7 months ago by TheMattDaddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
Great movie, fun to watch. The quality was good, but I could not tell if the blu ray was the reason. However my Blu ray player had a bit problems read the disc at first. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Thomas Veilleux
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