The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother





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When famed detective Sherlock Holmes leaves the country, his older brother Sigerson Holmes picks up the slack in this mystery-comedy. With the help of some strange assistants, Sigerson ineptly attempts to outsmart the nefarious Professor Moriarty and prove once and for all that he is the more intelligent sibling.

Rating: PG
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Gene Wilder
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 4, 2006
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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as Sigerson Holmes

as Olville Sacker

as Gambetti

as Moriarty

as Moriarty's Aide

as Lord Redcliff

as Sherlock Holmes

as Dr. Watson

as Queen Victoria

as Col. Von Stulberg
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Critic Reviews for The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Good-natured Sherlock spoof with some dirty-joke humor.

Full Review… | February 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

...the daisy-chain of prop gags, slide-whistle humor, and blackout sketches merge sometimes uneasily with the romantic and mystery-thriller components. What glues it together, barely, is the talented cast in fine form....

Full Review… | April 5, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother


This film, from beginning to end, feels as if Wilder desires to resurrect (unintended but spot on pun usage) the magic of Young Frankenstein. The cast is all but here, the wackiness, and yet ... it only achieves cute (and that from the memory of the latter mentioned work) and no more. Prepare to be disappointed.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

A classic cast line up including Feldman, Wilder, DeLuise, Kinnear and Le Mesurier unfortunately can't quite save this brilliantly original wacky tale which sounds and looks better than it really is. Its a huge shame to be honest as you really really think this is gonna be an epic in the same league as 'Young Frankenstein' but its just lacking bite, the cast do well for whats on offer but it just isn't too funny plus there are some really cringing song n dance routines here.
Dom DeLuise is probably the best for a good chuckle as usual with his jolly japes and camp capers hehe whilst Feldman and Kinnear are decent too but alas Wilder comes across as kinda blunt with his miserable character. Some nice sequences like the stagecoach fight but also some pretty dire ones like the finale make it touch n go, still its a nice flick and worth a look if you like Wilder.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

A very funny spoof of Sherlock Holmes. There are a couple of awkward moments, but overall, it's very funny. Plus, Wilder directs this one.

Aj V

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