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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • 2011
  • US
  • 129 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Written by: Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry
  • UK release: 16 December 2011

As Holmes and Watson face Professor Moriarty, Ritchie delivers a rather sluggish and unwieldy sequel to 2009's surprisingly successful adaptation. But there is still much to enjoy, including an impressive box of CG tricks, the ‘old married couple’ relationship between Holmes and Watson, Stephen Fry's game appearance as Holmes’ older brother Mycroft, and Hans Zimmer’s jauntily atmospheric score.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

13 Dec 20113 stars

Slight but entertaining sequel from Guy Ritchie, Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law

Guy Ritchie’s 2009 Sherlock Holmes was considerably better than could reasonably have been expected from the fading and formerly feted Lock, Stock director. Ritchie and his writers successfully pulled off a tough balancing act, rooting the character in…

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