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4.0 out of 5 stars A different take
This was a different take on the done to death concept of Sherlock Holmes. This version portrayed the character in the sense it was originally cast in- not only a genius, but eccentric bordering on slightly insane and unstable.
There's something for everyone here- comedy, action, romance, suspense. Plenty of SFX that are generally well done.
While the plot is...
Published on May 22 2010 by Foreverwolf

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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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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock Holmes, Jan. 18 2014
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I purchased this for myself - I am a mystery buff. this meets my taste in mystery and it is priced well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the godliness of Robert Dowey Jr., Dec 29 2013
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A fantastic movie, clever and witty, wonderful characters, an amazing era-like set up. You can't make a better sherlock Holmes movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2 of the Superb sherlock Holmes B-R films in 2 sepaate cases holders for $9.,99 I think? AMAZING!, Dec 19 2013
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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!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Holmes! Brilliant Watson! Epic recreation!, Dec 8 2013
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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. This role has certainly not only rekindled my love for his acting, but also for my faith that he - like Holmes - could overcome addiction and behavioural issues to tackle a difficult role like this and do such a smashing job!
Watson is brilliant and so is the acting of the other characters. The direction, CGI, and dialogue are all spot on!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, Nov. 4 2013
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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. He didn't recognize it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "It's a long journey from here to the rope.", Oct. 21 2013
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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This might not be the best thing to watch if you have a preconceived idea of Holmes and Watson from the books or the classic "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (1939) with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. You do not want to besmirch the image.

Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) in this presentation is just as observant as usual but is better informed of different disciplines that the original. He uses wily disguises and beautiful women to accomplish his goal of detecting and foiling the cunning bad guys. This looks like the pilot for a series or at least the beginning of a film series.

Dr. Watson (Jude Law) is more of second Holms but a different set of bad habits. He saves Holmes' bacon several times. However, Watson wants to go his own way and settle down with his newfound love Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams.)

This looks like the pilot for a series or at least the beginning of a film series. Holmes is bantering with the insidious Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) who has recently risen from the dead and is determined to create a new world order. Little does he know that they are all pawns in a larger scheme by "you know who." Oh, all right I will say it Professor Moriarty.

This looks like the pilot for a series or at least the beginning of a film series.

Keep watching as the final credits role by. It is nice to see that they tie the names of the character and the actors together with pictures of the characters. I cannot stand disembodies names scrolling by. The is a picture of a naked man, handcuffed to the bead and the caption "Costumes Designer Jenny Beavan"

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5.0 out of 5 stars Downey Jr makes a great Sherlock, Aug. 10 2013
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or perhaps it's just because I'm a Downey Jr. fan :-) regardless, these are well done and he makes for an entertaining Sherlock Holmes. The action is great and the characters are fun
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4.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful!, July 23 2013
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A great work by Robert Downey Jr. The mastermind of Sherlock Holmes is quite amazing! Easy to watch several times.
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