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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent....hoping for a sequel or two!
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.
Published on July 4 2010 by L. Marsh

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3.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock Holmres
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 Holmes reborn, July 13 2011
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Russ Crossley "Rusty by the Sea" (Vancouver Canada) - See all my reviews
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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
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....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
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falcon "disdressed12" (canada) - See all my reviews
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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
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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
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
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great movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 5 2014
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Very entertaining movie
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock Holmres, May 8 2014
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars In the Name of Iran, May 7 2014
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Peyman ADLDOUSTI (Persian Gulf) - See all my reviews
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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. Of course, Sherlock Holmes proved with his wisdom and witty that the bad guy used science to fake his death, and the cult ritual was interesting to watch to.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Steampunk Sherlock, Feb. 23 2014
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E. A Solinas "ea_solinas" (MD USA) - See all my reviews
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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. Or your grandpa's either. "Sherlock Holmes" is a thoroughly eccentric take on the legendary detective -- energetic, action-packed and clever, with more than a hint of steampunk and black magic. It gets kind of silly at times, but Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law keep the story going strong.

As the story opens, a young woman is about to be sacrificed in a black magic ritual by the evil Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong). However, Sherlock Holmes (Downey) and Watson (Law) thwart him just in time for the police to arrive. Three months later, Blackwood is executed -- but not before he tells Holmes that three more people will die, and the world will change.

But then his tomb is broken open... from the inside. And at the same time, Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams) tries to hire Holmes to track down a man who is then found dead in Blackwood's tomb. As Holmes tries to unravel this case, he discovers the existence of a strange upper-crust magical cult, who are slowly being killed off by Blackwood's mysterious powers. Has Sherlock Holmes run up against supernatural forces he cannot explain or fight?

This is not an adaptation of one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories -- this is more a movie that takes the IDEA of Sherlock Holmes and applies it to a big, bombastic, quirky action movie. Ritchie directs the movie with a sharp, kinetic style, and he keeps things from getting too stuffy with lots of fight scenes (including Holmes mapping out every fight in his head before throwing a punch).

His steampunky vision of London has a lot of dark, dripping corners, and Ritchie happily trots Sherlock and Watson down into them -- river boats, Parliament's basement, and grimy rituals down in some catacombs. The movie's biggest problem is that the action sometimes gets silly, such as the massive fight at the shipyard in which Holmes and Watson almost get run over by a ship.

But he balances out all the action with plenty of funny moments (Holmes repeatedly paralyzing poor Gladstone) and witty dialogue ("No girl wants to marry a doctor who can't tell if a man's dead or not!"). This is definitely a movie that loves Holmes at his most eccentric.

The main reason this works so well is because of Downey. He is probably one of the best actors of our age, and he gives Sherlock a bright-eyed, quirky, almost manic energy, as well as a touch of Asperger's (he literally CANNOT understand why Watson would want to get married and retire from crimefighting). You can truly believe that this guy has a brain like a supercomputer.

Law also gives an excellent performance as a young, vital Watson who seems to have a love-hate relationship with Holmes -- they're best friends, but Holmes' eccentricities are driving him nuts. Rachel McAdams gives a solid performance as Holmes' lady thief ex-girlfriend, and Mark Strong is wonderfully, sonorously sinister as the villain, who may or may not be a sorcerer.

"Sherlock Holmes" isn't actually based on any Sherlock Holmes stories, but Guy Ritchie's sharp-edged direction and Downey's quirky performance make it a fun experience. Just try to swallow the sillier action scenes.
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