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Sherlock Holmes Reviews

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 19, 2010
What Ritchie and Downey do is embroider and magnify the traits Conan Doyle had already given the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 19, 2010
"The most pleasant surprise I've had at the movies since Star Trek."
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 12, 2010
Ritchie mounts some impressively exciting action sequences, then bathes everything in dingy browns and grays to achieve an unappealing Victorian griminess.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 19, 2010
Más que un relato detectivesco (la trama "policial" es lo menos convincente e interesante de la película) se trata de una entretenidísima comedia en la que Sherlock Holmes y John Watson son algo así como Starsky y Hutch en el Londres victoriano.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
February 8, 2010
A stylish, frisky film that sets up the franchise deftly
Paul Chambers
February 2, 2010
A re-thinking of the Sherlock Holmes character works for the most part thanks to Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law. The game is definitely afoot. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 1, 2010
Swashbuckling smarts and Downey, Jr. as the perfect super-sleuth.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
January 31, 2010
A loud, stupid film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 27, 2010
...a sporadically amusing yet thoroughly tedious misfire of nigh disastrous proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 27, 2010
Hollywoody-ish-ist Sherlock ever. Downey Jr. and Law are magical though...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
January 22, 2010
Guy Ritchie's film arrives with the bristling, cocksure, indefatigable force of a movie preordained as a franchise-in-waiting. This is pop Hollywood filmmaking, but not something anyone should feel the need to think about, or see more than once.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jason Zingale
January 20, 2010
Fortunately, the film doesn't need to rely on its supporting cast too much, because its two leads are absolutely fantastic in their respective roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Holcomb
January 16, 2010
The film called "Sherlock Holmes" that has been raking in the money at the box office this Christmas season does not really exist at all. It's an illusion. A Jedi Mind Trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
January 15, 2010
Despite a few laggard moments of slow going, Ritchie has pulled off an entertaining coup in giving us a Holmes for the 21st century by digging back to the 19th century original and adding a few bells and whistles.

Rip It Up
January 10, 2010
With his reckless attitude, Downey Jr may not be the refined Sherlock Holmes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's conjuring, but this feisty reimagining is strikingly impressive and cements Downey's standing as one of the best actors in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
January 10, 2010
Intermittently snazzy entertainment
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 9, 2010
Já era hora do ocupante da Baker Street 221B voltar a dar as caras nas telonas a fim de ser apresentado a uma nova geração -- algo que o cineasta Guy Ritchie faz de maneira divertida e relativamente eficiente.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
January 9, 2010
Elementary, my dear -- as in, that's what Ritchie's spirited but superficial version of Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective ends up being.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 7, 2010
... Sherlock Holmes for the ADD generation, jerking and twitching like a crank freak itching for his next sniff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
January 7, 2010
Guy Ritchie hit the big time with this flick but there is too much of the gangs of London and too little of the rumpled professor in the character of the famous detective.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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