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
The first Sherlock Holmes had so much going for it and this one takes a lot of that charm and wit and boils it down to a Sherlock Holmes meets James Bond scenario. There's really no mystery to speak of and I honestly could've cared less about most of the new characters that were introduced.
Really disappointing. I liked the first one a lot, but this one didn't flow. The jokes were canned, the plot limped along, and the fights really didn't need to be shown twice every time. Don't waste your time.
Great cast with Downey and Law playing well off each perhaps even better this time. The costumes and locations are very well done Alot of the camera work is quite unusual as well. It is a very entergetic film and has alot of witty and humerous dialogue..Also, a very fast paced film, so watch it when you have the energy... .Family friendly for the most part and very enjoyable!
Improved over the intelligent yet diminished effort of the first one, the sequel has a more amusing plot and quite a bit of action.The cluster of "preview" footage in fights still exists with plenty of slow-motion shots to stricken the experience, but it's still a fun watch.