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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Overview


Genre

Adventure, Drama, Comedy

Release Date

December 16, 2011

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

128 min.

Studio

Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Guy Ritchie

Producer

Joel Silver, Susan Levin, Lionel Wigram, Dan Lin

Screenwriter

Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney

Starring

Story


Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room... until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large-Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)-and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective.

When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder-a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor Moriarty.

Mixing business with pleasure, Holmes tracks the clues to an underground gentlemen's club, where he and his brother, Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) are toasting Dr. Watson on his last night of bachelorhood. It is there that Holmes encounters Sim (Noomi Rapace), a Gypsy fortune teller, who sees more than she is telling and whose unwitting involvement in the prince's murder makes her the killer's next target. Holmes barely manages to save her life and, in return, she reluctantly agrees to help him.

The investigation becomes ever more dangerous as it leads Holmes, Watson and Sim across the continent, from England to France to Germany and finally to Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead as he spins a web of death and destruction-all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Rachel McAdams
Los Angeles Premiere of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Dec 06, 2011
Rachel McAdams
Los Angeles Premiere of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Dec 06, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the Holmes deduction that follows can be as convoluted or elementary as necessary to move the story along..”
by Andrew Lapin [NPR]
“..certainly Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creations have suffered permanent damage thanks to Ritchie's films..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“..the bedlam extends to the screenplay, which hangs carefully worked-out jokes on a gobbledygook plot..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]