Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
After the somewhat unexpected worldwide success of Ritchie's take on Holmes a few years back, a sequel was guaranteed, and here it is. It offers more of the same, as Holmes and Watson take on Moriarty in a plot borrowed from any Bond movie, with Ritchie's trademark action and cinematic effects. Reviews have been mixed, and opening US boxoffice was disappointing compared to the first episode.

130 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Violence).
Action, Adventure, Crime, Detective/Mystery, Thriller.
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Credits

Cast
Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry
Director
Guy Ritchie
ScreenplayMichele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney, from the characters by Arthur Conan Doyle
MusicHans Zimmer
CinematographyPhilippe Rousselot
EditingJames Herbert
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byWarner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Wigram Productions, Lin Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, adventure, crime
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent, low impact, unrealistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseBrief use of alcohol and cigarettes
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Mark Jenkins quote iconTrades brains for brawn
10
Box Office
James Rocchi quote iconBig and bold and brash and blunt, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is never more than a stunning, mis-made moneymaker that feels like a sketch of itself.
8
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconSet aside your memories of the Conan Doyle stories, save them to savor on a night this winter and enjoy this movie as a high-caliber entertainment.
18
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconA Game of Shadows is a stronger, better realized movie that builds upon the strengths of the original and jettisons some of the weaknesses.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhile it has its moments, overall I found myself bored more often than engaged with what was occurring. That's never a good thing,
8
Metacritic.com
37 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
167 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a good yarn thanks to its well-matched leading men but overall stumbles duplicating the well-oiled thrills of the original.
12
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
Movie Review Intelligence
49 critics
11

What the People say

Internet
10514 Netizens quote iconElementary, Holmes
16

Average .. 60%

12

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