Brit director Ritchie makes Arthur Conan Doyle's Victorian-era detective into an action hero thanks to Downey's vivid (if disheveled) portrayal of a man with a frightening intellect, drug problems, few social boundaries, and fighting skills. Law is exasperated partner/confidante Dr. Watson and there's a hint of romance in McAdams' portrayal of the criminally-minded Irene Adler, although the actress really doesn't have much to do. Naturally, the plot involves a satanic sort of aristo baddie (Strong)--who apparently comes back from the dead--bent on destruction of the British Empire. Ritchie's problem is he can't leave well enough alone and has to overstuff his pic with too much scenery, action, and CGI though it is entertaining in a frenetic way. But both Holmes and Ritchie need to stop and have a soothing cup of tea.
Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes is a cinematic Big Mac – it tastes fine going down, but only later do you realize that it is completely disposable and forgettable. And don't be surprised if you feel a little bloated. Of course, considering the number of movies that aren't even ...Read More
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.
Not great, but entertaining. NWRdr4 at 2010-01-31 15:47:34
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.