Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

DVD - 2010 | Widescreen version.
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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.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010].
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9781419885907
1419885901
Branch Call Number: SHERL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Vilka Sep 26, 2011

Purists may not like it, but once you get over the oddness of, say, Sherlock Holmes participating in a dock-house boxing match, it's a fun, irreverent take on Holmes. I enjoyed the slightly-crazy take on Sherlock's character, done pretty darn well my Downey Jr. Could have done without the femal... Read More »


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HerNoseInABookGal
Sep 01, 2019

Action-packed, comedic, intelligent, brilliant! Be sure and watched the production film after. Guy Ritchey is brilliant. This movie does not disappoint.

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eusebius
Aug 25, 2019

Very Americanized version of Conan Doyle, I think. Downey's frenetic performance is not engaging--Sherlock should always be engaging, despite his eccentricities--and Jude Law provides inadequate support. Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler makes no impression at all. Just a mess of herky-jerky movement, no thought behind it.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Aug 01, 2019

I recently re watched this movie and I was blown away by how much I still love it! It's funny, witty and so Sherlock while also being a completely different style than anything else out there. Every five minutes or so i was saying "this is my favourite part!" I can't wait for #3 to come out in 2021!

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Tony_Jeffers
Apr 20, 2019

Think; "Wild Wild West" in London.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Good movie!

britprincess1ajax Aug 07, 2017

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.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 26, 2017

Did you ever read Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories and think "Man, this stories need to be more extreme! More badass! Like, chug some energy drinks bro!" Well, we have a movie for you. 2009's "Sherlock Holmes" is a punching, bloody, action-heavy Sherlock Holmes, as played by Robert Downey, Jr. with a distracting British accent. To be fair, Brits are constantly playing Americans. Jude Law is his Watson, Mark Strong is his nemesis, Eddie Marsan is Lastrade, and Rachel McAdams is the femme fatale. It's directed with typical flash and frivolity by Guy Ritchie and it's superficially entertaining. I liked the occult angle, even if it was kind of a rip off of Alan Moore's "From Hell." It did have a lot of explosions and punching. Followed by a sequel. The huge marketing possibilities are afoot!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 05, 2017

Sherlock Holmes is really entertaining, especially when you have Robert Downey Jr speaking in a British accent. The movie is really interesting and the relationship between Watson and Holmes shows that. Holmes is always curious of his surroundings and is always ready for anything suspicious whereas Watson acts like normal people. I like the fact that Holmes and Watson have two completely different personalities. Holmes’s thinking ability is a gift which makes the movie even more amazing in action. The plot was nicely done as well. I thought the whole plot revolved around black magic but actually there was no black magic involved at all. Overall, I think this movie is a great movie to watch.
- @leomeme of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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melek
Sep 03, 2015

My God is this funny! Even the second time.

BookReviewer2015 Apr 27, 2015

An excellent mystery thriller!

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Irene Adler: Why are you always so suspicious?

Sherlock Holmes: Should I answer chronologically or alphabetically?

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uzebdrumz
Jun 08, 2013

Inspector Lestrade: That's not Blackwood!

Sherlock Holmes: Well, now we have a firm grasp of the obvious.

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KayJayBee
Jul 11, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: Trust me I am a professional.

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KayJayBee
Jul 11, 2012

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.

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KayJayBee
Jul 11, 2012

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!

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jgrnlees
Sep 03, 2011

Inspector Lestrade: "In another life, Mr. Holmes, you would have made a excellent criminal." ... Sherlock Holmes: "Yes, and you an excellent policeman."

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jgrnlees
Sep 03, 2011

Dredger: "Cour, petit lapin, cour. [Run, little rabbit, run.]" ... Sherlock Holmes: "Avec plaisir. [With pleasure.]"

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

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.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

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!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Irene Adler: Why are you always so suspicious?
Sherlock Holmes: Should I answer chronologically or alphabetically?

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jgrnlees
Sep 03, 2011

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.

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jgrnlees
Sep 03, 2011

Sexual Content: Suggested only: There is one scene where a character is tied naked to a bed. A pillow covers the vital parts.

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Mar 27, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Mar 27, 2011

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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