Year of Release: 2009
Director: Guy Ritchie
Approx. Running Time: 128 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"WITTY, EDGY AND ACTION-PACKED".
- Thomas Dichiara, MOVIEFONE.COM
The hangman did his job, Dr. Watson declared the condemned man dead... and yet Lord Blackwood has emerged from the tomb to assert his deadly will over 1890 London. Is he in league with the forces of hell itself? Is the whole Empire in peril? It's a mystery macabre - and only Sherlock Holmes can master it.
Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law put memorable imprints on Holmes and Watson in this bold new reimagining that makes the legendary sleuth a daring man of action as well as a peerless man of intellect. Baffling clues, astonishing Holemsian deductions, nimble repartee, catch-your-breath scenes of one slam thing after another - director Guy Ritchie helms the excitement reintroducing the great detectiveto the world. Meet the new Sherlock Holmes!
Fans of the old school Sherlock Holmes films might take exception to this depiction of Holmes as a bare-knuckle-boxing, wise-cracking, funny man, and Dr. Watson as an adventurer/ladies' man with a gambling habit, but I don't care. Robert Downey, Jr. and (surprisingly) Jude Law are both irresistably entertaining in this stylish and fun film.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
2009 (Year of Release)