They Might Be Giants (2006)




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Movie Info

This whimsical comedy-drama centers on a retired judge, who comes to believe that he is Sherlock Holmes. When he is sent to a psychiatrist, he manages to charm the doctor, a woman by the name of Dr. Watson, who soon finds herself playing along with his fantasies.

Rating: G
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: James Goldman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 25, 2000
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as Justin Playfair

as Dr. Mildred Watson

as Wilbur Peabody

as Blevins Playfair

as Dr. Strauss

as Grace

as Teenage Girl

as Her Boy Friend

as Miss Finch

as Messenger

as Mr. Small

as Telephone Operator

as Telephone Operator

as Sanitation Man

as Sanitation Man

as Telephone Guard

as Policeman

as Mr. Brown

as Mrs. Bagg

as Teenage Boy

as Teenage Girl

as Police Lieutenant

as Chestnut Vendor

as Store Manager

as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for They Might Be Giants

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 18, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Comédia romântica que se torna fascinante graças à sua galeria de personagens insanos, ao desempenho dos protagonistas e à curiosa mensagem sobre a busca da felicidade através do não-conformismo às convenções da sociedade.

July 16, 2003
Cinema em Cena

For dark-edged whimsy and charm, few films are better.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Its humor and emotions are subtle, and the exterior of the film is a quite bizarre mix of sometimes disparate elements

Full Review… | February 27, 2001
Q Network Film Desk

Audience Reviews for They Might Be Giants

The cast is great, the movie itself is a bit sloppy. But it's still fun to watch. I bet the play is a bit better. Still, it's worth seeing for George C. Scott's performance. CHECK IT OUT.


This is a nice simple little film about a man who has lost his marbles a bit, and begins to think himself to be Sherlock Holmes. The movie is quirky and nice movie with a good cast and a funny little mystery adventure. It also was the reason for the naming of a fantastic band. I really liked this film, I think its oddly uplifting.

Ken Scheck

The next best thing to a Sherlock Holmes story is an 'eccentric' who believes he's Holmes. Suprised this hasn't been remade.

Brad West

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