Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous super-sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, gets an update with this adaptation of Lionel Wigram's comic book series by writer/director Guy Ritchie (RocknRolla) starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular detective, with Jude Law stepping into the shoes of his sidekick, Dr. Watson. Heading up the rest of the cast are RocknRolla's Mark Strong as the film's villain, Blackwood, and Rachel McAdams portraying the love interest, Irene Adler. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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"Sherlock Holmes" is an intriguing movie. It is certainly based on the book by Conan Doyle, but is part period piece and part special effects thriller. Also, the character of Holmes is deffinately not the intellectual methodical 19th century scientist that is in the original. In this movie he is just as brilliant and resourceful, but he is very excentric, untidy and antisocial, (or even more so than the original). I had a problem understanding the dialogue sometimes, but, maybe that was intended to make it more mysterious.
Really enjoyed the subtleties throughout the movie and how they tied it up in the end. Definitely have to pay attention to understand what's going on. Hoping there will be a second, since they definitely left room for one!