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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

That Downey-Law chemistry still makes this a game worth playing.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

January 8, 2012
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The entire story is largely nonsensical and Holmes foresees all kinds of events he couldn't possibly foresee in real life, but it is all in good fun. There is plenty of comedy to go along with the drama and action.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

January 7, 2012
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Such a great cast. Such a bland concoction.

Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: B-

January 6, 2012
Matt Neal
The Standard

Source fidelity aside, the thing that really matters is that Ritchie's re-interpretation is exciting, witty and great fun.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 4/5

January 5, 2012
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz

Those expecting something more cerebral will be deeply disappointed.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 2/5

January 5, 2012
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

h Warner kai o Guy Ritchie apofasisan ayth th fora na sebastoyn perissotero osoys plhrwnoyne to antitimo gia na doyn ton hrwa toy titloy, se bathmo anapantexo

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3/5

January 5, 2012
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

It feels like the fourth or fifth film in a tired franchise.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

January 4, 2012
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

Infinitely more watchable than its predecessor, with Downey, Law and, now, Fry all on top form. Yet McAdams is sorely missed.

Full Review Source: The Sun Herald | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Same Victorian clutter, same overstuffed frames, same Guy Ritchie directorial hyperactivity.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

December 30, 2011
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

Holmes and Watson better than ever.

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 3.5/4.0

December 29, 2011
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... Benefits greatly from its villain, an adversary for Holmes who is his intellectual equal. In the best scenes, Holmes and Moriarty merely talk, playing out a battle of wits and showing a mutual respect.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: B+

December 28, 2011
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

These characters have become too smart for their own good. The never-ending banter between Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law gets tired quickly.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: C+

December 26, 2011
Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE

The production is still needlessly overlong and overblown, a far cry from your father's (or even your cousin's) conception of the master detective. But it's certainly lively and has clever moments that involve Holmes' keen powers of observation...

Full Review Source: indieWIRE | Original Score: 2.1/2

December 25, 2011
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press

Game of Shadows reminded me of nothing so much as another lackluster sequel released this year: The Hangover, Part 2..

Full Review Source: Houston Press | Original Score: 2/5

December 23, 2011
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Two straight man inadvertently ending up in a scenario in which they appear to be homosexual can no longer be described as the height of comedic sophistication.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

December 23, 2011
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

That rare thing -- the sequel that is better than the original.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

December 22, 2011
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

is as fiendishly clever as it is intricately constructed. It remains true to the original appeal of Holmes and his methods, while going as large as 21st-century CGI can go, as well as incorporating a bracing modern sensibility

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2011
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

If viewers go in expecting another Basil Rathbone or Jeremy Brett as a cerebral Holmes, star Robert Downey Jr.'s vigorous portrayal of the character will surely be unsettling.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

December 21, 2011
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

As a big movie action contraption, it's passable

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

December 21, 2011
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

It's gone from an action franchise with identity to something mostly generic and uninspiring.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

December 20, 2011
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