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Sherlock Holmes Reviews

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Jeff Beck
September 24, 2012
There's plenty of fun and entertainment to be had from Guy Ritchie's take on the character for both fans of Doyle's work and for those just getting to know Holmes and Watson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
... Bears the stamp of its director, Guy Ritchie, much more so than that of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 30, 2011
The plot races and roars through a deliciously grungy combination of real sets and CGI for all sorts of big-action scenes in and around turn-of-the-century London.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
May 9, 2011
Proof that Guy Richie can still make good films, though it's not without flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
March 30, 2011
Purists can, and certainly will, spend much time arguing how much is true to the material and how much was changed but the rest won't, and shouldn't care. The fact is, Sherlock Holmes is just down right entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Widgett Walls
March 11, 2011
Ultimately, it achieves what it sets out to do: to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 31, 2011
Although Ritchie's itchy camera finger causes confusion in the more kinetic action sequences, Downey and Law take the film far enough into buddy film territory to make the misfires easily forgotten
October 29, 2010
Sherlock Holmes has something for everybody; an accessible film is exactly what Guy Ritchie's been looking for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Miraudo
October 27, 2010
In a year in which actioners featured robots with arthritis and sinking ice, Sherlock Holmes might as well be considered a work of genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 22, 2010
Le film de Guy Ritchie livre la marchandise, même s'il semble souvent pris entre deux époques...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
July 6, 2010
Elementary, My dear readers. But not in a nice way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 4, 2010
Ritchie doesn't disappoint, and, if you go in with modest expectations, neither does Sherlock Holmes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.4/10
Michael Dequina
May 16, 2010
Like Ritchie's best films, this gets the job done as both an intriguing plot puzzle and a bouncy, entertaining romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
May 1, 2010
It's entertaining, but it's also a bit goofy -- Holmes here is a Victorian 007.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 2, 2010
The whole movie is kind of old-fashioned but also kind of modern at the same time, and I think that contrast is a big part of its appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 2, 2010
Guy Ritchie's noisy steampunk mauling of Arthur Conan Doyle's character is great galloping fun if ultimately slighter and less nervy than we might have hoped. Still, Robert Downey Jr. is great fun to watch and Jude Law has a clue.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
March 31, 2010
Sherlock Holmes is neither a cookie-cutter blockbuster nor insulting to the source material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
Sherlock Holmes is ingenious and irreverent, flush with the attitude of unlikely director Guy Ritchie.
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."
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
May 5, 2012
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December 16, 2011
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
December 16, 2011
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