SHERLOCK HOLMES Movie Review
Sherlock Holmes will be released to theaters Christmas Day 2009. SHERLOCK HOLMES stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, and is directed by Guy Ritchie.
Sherlock Holmes Synopsis: Robert Downey Jr. brings the legendary detective to life as he has never been portrayed before. Jude Law stars as Holmes’ trusted colleague, Watson, a doctor and war veteran who is a formidable ally for Sherlock Holmes. Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have bested Holmes and who has maintained a tempestuous relationship with the detective. Mark Strong stars as their mysterious new adversary, Blackwood. Kelly Reilly will play Watson’s love interest, Mary.
If you are planning to go see the movie, here are a few movie reviews from around the web to help you make up your mind.
There are plenty of reasons to dislike Guy Ritchie’s post-modern take on Sherlock Holmes, but here’s the main one:
Unlike most heroes of American detective literature (Nero Wolfe being the rare exception), Arthur Conan Doyle’s storied detective is not and never has been an action hero. Not that he’s averse to a bit of rough-and-tumble in the name of self-defense — but Conan Doyle’s stories are singularly devoted to his creation’s remarkable deductive skills, not his ability to outfight giants or outrun fireballs. Read More
Monsters and Critics
Guy Ritchie’s the latest director to the beloved and brilliant Victorian sleuth the business – there are around 130 previous Sherlock Holmes films dating back to Sherlock Holmes Baffled released in 1900. This may be the worst. Read More
The Hollywood Reporter
In this corner is Guy Ritchie, master of visual con-game action movies that tend toward all-style-no-substance. In that corner is Sherlock Holmes, the cerebral master sleuth who solves crimes with quiet deduction, intense concentration and a seven-percent solution. It’s no contest: The winner is Ritchie in a pyrotechnical knockout. Read More
Watch the trailer below.