Sherlock Holmes, A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes, A Game of Shadows

DVD - 2012
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Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room, until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large, Professor James Moriarty, and not only is he Holmes's intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Holmes's investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany, and finally Switzerland.

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jeffi22
Apr 16, 2017

not bad, mix of slow and action (matrix style) which I'm not sure I liked. Would have preferred more deduction. As always good banter, but not a super interesting plot (I never REALLY felt the conflict/edge of my seat)

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 29, 2017

Director Guy Ritchie's special effects work is at times pretty dazzling. The images of artillery shells slicing through trees in slow motion are, admittedly, cool. But once you get past those visuals, his story quickly wears thin. Watching Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law pound the pavement and the bad guys, there is nothing more than yet another calculated, soulless play for moviegoers' dollars, I thought. The fact that all the mysteries got unraveled in a chess game between Moriarty and Holmes is not just creative, but really shows the level of intensity between these two. The movie did have some comedy and sexual content, such as people kissing and naked men… but it isn’t too bad. After all, there was some humor in almost every single scene. I think this movie is one of the best “British accent” movies you’ll ever see.
- @leomeme of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

EuSei Feb 16, 2016

Yes, there is not much to resemble Conan Doyle's character, but the movie is so good, Downey's acting is so great, it does not matter. I don't think there is a single actor/actress I did not like in this movie. English is not my mother tongue, yet, I had no trouble understanding Robert Downey Jr.. I watched it more than once and even bought the DVD.

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Gustaf
Dec 05, 2015

Ugh. Don't waste even the four minutes I got though.

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elSev3n
Oct 26, 2015

Can't wait for the 3rd one

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readyrisa
Aug 29, 2015

Awesome! Thrilling, lots of action and funny! This was the first Sherlock Holmes with Rob Lowe that I saw and both he and Judd Law are incredible! Will have to rent the other one to watch how it all started!

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StarGladiator
Jan 27, 2015

Full agreement with Ms. Steinert below. Sad that the roles Noomi Rapace are acting in lately really don't display her full talent.

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LauraSteinert
Jan 25, 2015

The movie was not as good as Downey's first out as Sherlock. It would be a good idea to end the franchise now. Still it is an okay movie for a nothing else to do rainy day.

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TRANNY_CLONES
Aug 29, 2014

This totally unnecessary and unexpected 2nd remake of what is suppose to be the GOLD standard of mystery/suspense entertainment programs IS STILL POLARIZING and DISENGAGING despite all of the CGI slow motion OVERKILL violence in this 2 hours and 9 minutes waste of my time i can never get back ever again period.HOLLYWOOD PLEASE DO NOT MAKE A 3RD INSTALLMENT OF THIS EXTREMELY NARCISSISTIC AND ARROGANT REMAKE AKA DECONSTRUCTION OF THIS DETECTIVE SERIES PERIOD,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Libraryman1_0
Jul 14, 2014

One can add Jared Harris to the list of actors who have given a terrific and delightful performance as the evil and cunning criminal mastermind, Professor James Moriarty. That being said, this second Robert Downey Jr. Jude Law Holmes movie I found to be even better than the first, based on the merits of you have a prime villain against the relentless heroes. The action is fast paced and breathtaking, not stopping for even one moment. Perfect for a night's viewing.

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Monolith
Sep 17, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: "Madam, this is a glorious hedgehog goulash... I can't remember ever having had better..." Dr. John Watson: "Do tell me: When was the last time you had a hedgehog goulash?" Sherlock Homes: "I told you, Watson. I can't remember..."

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Monolith
Sep 17, 2012

Sherlock Holmes (of his dislike of horses): "...Dangerous at both ends, crafty in the middle..."

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Monolith
Sep 17, 2012

Sherlock Holmes (of Moriarty): "If we can stop him, we shall prevent the collapse of Western civilization... No pressure."

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EmmaKelly14
Jul 23, 2012

(Sherlock lights pipe)
Watson: What are we doing down here?
Sherlock: *We* are waiting, *I* am smoking

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RichardPaul
Jan 20, 2013

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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shadowman52 Nov 19, 2012

Sexual Content: there is one nude scene when sherlock's brother is naked in front of his girl-friend

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