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Monday, January 25, 2010

[7.75/10] Sherlock Holmes (2009)


Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Short review: After a slew of cinematic atrocities, Guy Ritchie has finally managed to conjure up a successful formula once again and will undoubtedly keep the franchise of Holmes successfully safe in the majestically talented hands of Downey Jr. Adding a gritty tone, he's playing around with the speed of shots and some exciting action, Guy has reinvented Sherlock without losing the essentials. The plot is brilliant, with plenty of twists. It will keep you guessing, and the ending is tremendously satisfying. The script is in general impeccable, with hilarious British verbal comedy , sharp and witty dialogues and well-written, thoroughly developed and credible characters and relationships. Every acting performance is spot-on. Downey Jr. continues to illustrate his exquisite acting chops while Jude law provides a notable performance. Strong is the dark horse that captures and portrays his character unexpectedly well and almost steals the limelight. Rachel McAdams provides excellent backing performance. Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" is a visually spectacular feature! It has the perfect balance of mystery, drama and action, with a charismatic cast and a brisk pace which should entertain everyone that is willing to go along for the ride.

  • My Rating: 7.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 69% (6.1/10)
  • IMDb: 7.7/10

2 comments:

Jaccstev said...

This film is totally an enjoyable spin on the classic story. I can see it being a good rebranded franchise.

nebular said...

Glad you agree with me on that! :) Can't wait for the sequel!