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
Awful mess. Even with two great actors it is a big fast action modern film. Nothing of the real intensity of Sherlock Holmes' deep intuitive and old-fashioned sleuthing is shown here. Guy Ritchie should stick with modern punks heisting etc. He does that well. The first movie with these two actors was better...but they went the wrong way with this production. I am thinking young teens would love it though but won't point them to any actual reading of Doyle.
The movie was a bit confusing at the beginning but then I figured that the movie started at the end and then took a leap back in time in order for Sherlock Holmes to figure out the plot surrounding the death of the inspector. Its a very dark movie with a lot of flash backs making you wonder at times what is going on.
What a boring movie. Could never get interested in it. Probably because the speaking movement and facial expressions didn't match. None the less, the story line was not particulatly interesting and not well executed. Don't waste your time with this one.