Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Reviews

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
December 20, 2011
It's gone from an action franchise with identity to something mostly generic and uninspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
December 20, 2011
Made for those with a limited mental faculty.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
December 20, 2011
Game of Shadows makes better use of director Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes on steroids" concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
December 20, 2011
A fairly good action movie but one that wastes the talents of Noomi Rapace
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com
December 20, 2011
I can't help but feel that this movie is a real disservice to Arthur Conan Doyle
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
December 20, 2011
Oh dear. Guy Ritchie has been bankrolled to pillage Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective once more, despite the raspberries from critics two years ago, and is as determined to present Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson as figments of his own imagination.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
December 20, 2011
Eating hedgehog goulash, a bride thrown off a train, Sherlock Holmes disguised as a chair and a naked Stephen Fry are some of the incongruous moments of Guy Ritchie's sequel which again has little to do with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 19, 2011
There's no fun quite as shallow as the fun of watching actors goof with one another, which is pretty much the single card that A Game of Shadows has to play.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 19, 2011
It might be pretty to look at but nobody in their right mind would be so bold as to assert that anything here has the slightest thing to do with the pipe-smoking literary detective known to the world as Sherlock Holmes.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 19, 2011
...Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. snipe at each other like a homoerotic odd couple, consummating their bromance through innuendo-laden banter and frantic shootouts. To be honest, without them, the movie would be a lumbering and bombastic bore.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
December 19, 2011
The thing that was so prevalent in the first film--that I found missing here--was simply unadultered fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 18, 2011
As it stands, it has more in common with the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels than its tightly plotted inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Glenn Lovell
CinemaDope
December 18, 2011
... a singularly joyless endeavor, a murky mishmash of skullduggery, ho-hum CG and formulaic cliff-hanger escapes that would have been old hat around the time of 'The Great Train Robbery.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
December 18, 2011
Can I say, I hate just about everything about this movie and leave it at that?
Full Review | Original Score: D
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 18, 2011
An enjoyable romp, but a return to a more traditional Holmes mystery rather than a bigger is better philosophy might help the inevitable third film in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip French
Observer [UK]
December 18, 2011
hile the intrigue is persuasive and related to many of the concerns of fin-de-siècle politics and the melodramatic literature of the period, the nonstop action is very much of our current cinema.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 18, 2011
It foolishly makes Sherlock into a James Bond action hero.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
December 17, 2011
Anybody who wants to can make a Sherlock Holmes movie of their own. Perhaps it's time someone as bright as the detective himself should do so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com
December 17, 2011
A paler retread of the first film is still fun because of the chemistry between Downey Jr. & Law. With a stronger, wittier script and less emphasis on bombast, there's no reason why there shouldn't be one more go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
December 17, 2011
This is not a bad film, it simply isn't very good.
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