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
it was worth the wait! Robert Downey is the Man.. so is Jude Law, every actor in this movie carried their part, i mean from the red carpet stars to the nobodies, they all was superb in their roles, absolutely!, this picture had humor,seriousness, heck and a bunch of more great stuff, this is the movie 2 c, its a very FUN MOVIE, this movie had me lmfbo, lets not 4get the great suspence, that came alone, more often than not... this picture was worth way more than, just my rental bucks.. would have love 2 c it in 3D! holding my breath for part lll..... this movie is great for the whole family also!
Certainly a good movie but way overdone. Calling the leads Holmes and Watson is a misrepresentation. They are nothing like Conan Doyle's characters. It's like calling someone James Bond and having him neither drink nor show interest in women. And Downey, always anachronistically unshaven, is not a convincing Englishman. But if you want to see a group of experienced, talented film makers produce a high-end video game of a movie, this is for you.
I haven't read any Sherlock books yet but from the interpretations in movies and TV I think Holmes may be slightly autistic. He might just be socially-challenged. His brother Mycroft is almost his equal though he's more adept to social protocols than Sherlock. This movie was very entertaining. His predictions of someone's next move is fun to follow and his deductions always delight. Harris was a bit scary as Moriarty - I'd be afraid for society if this guy was real. Downey mumbles a lot, making me wonder if he had trouble with his Brit accent. Rapace and McAdams are lovely and witty. Everyone else did a good job.