Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
—Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law—serves the mystery movie fan well. While this second film does not have the quality in cinematography (such as in the woods scenes) nor strength in drive as the first movie does, it still earns its watch and seems to have launched a series that could have been long lasting as long as Robert Downing, Jr. kept the lead role. There are some flat spots such as the woods scenes, but that may have been due to the multiple cuts in those scenes. The movie may not be a WOW! movie, but it is sustainable due to the general dearth of good mystery movies.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Sherlock Holmes has a series of crimes that seem related to criminal Moriarty and must find the connecting links. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Guy Ritchie for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, and Dan Lin for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.), Dr. John Watson (Jude Law), Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris), Madame Simza Heron (Noomi Rapace), Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry), Mary Morstan (Kelly Reilly), and Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), Sebastian Moran (Paul Anderson), Mrs. Hudson (Geraldine James), Claude Ravache (Thierry Neuvic), Manouche (Fatima Adoum), Dr. Hoffmanstahl (Wolf Kahler), and Tamas Morato (Affif Ben Badra). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This film bases itself on a great idea, is well written, completely watchable, and serves the mystery fan well. 

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