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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Reviews

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January 13, 2012
The whole movie, chock full of queer undertone, is one long sly smile-and deliciously so.
January 12, 2012
Guy Ritchie digs deep into his trusted bag of tricks and turns his patented stylised action filmmaking up to maximum wattage. Fortunately, Ritchie still manages to create an entertaining film in spite of his excessive ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2012
Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows does have one trick up its sleeve that makes it a worthy companion to its predecessor: the upgrading of the homo-erotic subtext to clear-as-day text.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2012
Fans of the first film will find plenty to still enjoy especially the lightening pace, banter and camaraderie of Downey Jr. and Law...despite an over-reliance on slow-mo.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 9, 2012
The broader strokes of Moriarty's plan become evident a little too easily, dropping like a grand piano rather than a penny. But the finer machinations make the story a delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 8, 2012
It gives a cursory nod to intellect, a quality most other Hollywood blockbusters are all too willing to ignore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 8, 2012
That Downey-Law chemistry still makes this a game worth playing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2012
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 | Original Score: C+
January 6, 2012
Such a great cast. Such a bland concoction.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 5, 2012
Source fidelity aside, the thing that really matters is that Ritchie's re-interpretation is exciting, witty and great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2012
Those expecting something more cerebral will be deeply disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
January 4, 2012
It feels like the fourth or fifth film in a tired franchise.
January 1, 2012
Infinitely more watchable than its predecessor, with Downey, Law and, now, Fry all on top form. Yet McAdams is sorely missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 30, 2011
Same Victorian clutter, same overstuffed frames, same Guy Ritchie directorial hyperactivity.
December 29, 2011
Holmes and Watson better than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
December 28, 2011
... 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 | Original Score: B+
December 26, 2011
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 | Original Score: C+
December 25, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2.1/2
December 23, 2011
Game of Shadows reminded me of nothing so much as another lackluster sequel released this year: The Hangover, Part 2..
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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