Brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) matches wits with the nefarious Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) after uncovering a diabolical plot to destabilize the entire Western world in this sequel from director Guy Ritchie. A criminal mastermind without a conscience, Professor Moriarty is Holmes' worst nightmare -- a man who uses his incredible intellect for unspeakably evil purposes. When the Crown Prince of Austria dies and Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan) rules the death a suicide, Holmes steps back to see the big picture. But little does Holmes realize that Professor Moriarty is about to commit a crime that will shock the entire world, and that solving it may be the death of him. Jude Law returns as Holmes' faithful sidekick Dr. Watson in a sequel also featuring The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
I watched the full movie here ----------> http://tiny.cc/movie784 (that link is for those who haven't watched it yet) Anyway, what can I say? this movie definitely made me love the characters and I can relate!! Just some minor plots that are ridicuous I didnt like.. anyway, 5/5 stars for this movie!!
Clever, smart paced action / detective movie enhanced by the genius of Robert Downey Jr. and excellent supporting cast. Much more enjoyable than its predecessor. Love the clever juxtaposition of a chess game & pieces throughout the film interplaying with plot of the movie! When's Downey gonna get his Oscar? The guy is a genius.
We liked this one better than the first of this franchise - not nearly as frenetic, much easier to understand dialog, and graphic effects done by the actors (the old fashioned way) were very good. The look of the film was fantastic from locales to props to hair and costumes, the special effects were just right and not too futuristic. I'm glad they left those to the sci-fi type films. J. Harris was quite creepy enough for his part. We thought it a very good story, though not sure whether Sr.A.C. Doyle would love this (but don't think he'd "not" like it). It had exactly what we all like in a good mystery/adventure and none of what we don't - and we LOVED the ending <[ 8^}