This movie was intellegent noone can tell me different, I did not think it was one of Jason Stathams best movies as compared to The Mechanic, Transporter (sereies), and The Bank job but the movie itself was intelligent. It was also different to see Jason with long hair as n to almost ever movie he is almostbald with barely hair, (great look for him!) So th movie had a twist at the end that honestly I did not see coming and I was very impressed!
Detective Sherlock Holmes has been in our memories for centuries, and now he comes to us in this fantastic movie. The film will take you to the ancient times of England. Mystery and fun is the main element. Perfect for everybody with a bit of humor.
Despite suffering from some typical action/mystery movie cliches, Sherlock Holmes proves to be a bit more "sophisticated" than the usual popcorn fare, due to its exquisitely clever dialogue, as well as Robery Downey Jr.'s great performance.
Because this film is so similar to Richie's other fantastic film "Snatch" (it shares multiple actors, general locations and environment, production & directing style, etc.) - it's a hard decision which one I like more. Most people seem to go with whichever film they happen to see first as their favorite... But both are excellent, and full of memorable characters, outrageous dialogue and storylines. Watch it again (and again)!
A film to watch many times
Reviewed by mfaerber for Snatch at 2008-03-10 11:46:28
This film is excellent in so many respects, and worth watching again and again simply for that reason. But the cockney and other accents, wild plot line and converging stories also mean that you'll start to understand & appreciate it more with subsequent viewings. Pitt and Farina are perfect big name additions to this mostly British cast - but all characters are memorable and make this film a classic.