Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Reviews

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Matt Looker
September 25, 2012
A welcome return for the World's Greatest Detective Other Than Batman, and a sequel that impressively conspires to be more challenging than its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Holcomb
June 26, 2012
The truth about this Game of Shadows and its predecessor is that neither has a story worthy of its hero. The story is not only often improbable, it is often simply impossible to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Gallagher
What Culture
May 20, 2012
The overall effect is of sort of Steam Punk Toulouse Lautrec portrait, intricately designed, occasionally visually dazzling, and well-acted throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
May 16, 2012
The bromance nearly boils over in this messy but satisfying sequel to the 2009 feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
May 8, 2012
I actually enjoyed A Game of Shadows more than the original. This will be entertaining for those of you who enjoyed the original and others who just will watch RDJ in anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
If only they'd spent the cash on a bad guy with stature, instead of taking that phrase, "the banality of evil," so literally. Playing this Game might have been even more fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 13, 2012
Se volta a representar uma experiência divertida e cheia de energia, desaponta também por jamais oferecer algo de novo ou realmente interessante.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
January 13, 2012
The whole movie, chock full of queer undertone, is one long sly smile-and deliciously so.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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
Simon Miraudo
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
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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
Tim Martain
The Mercury
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
Tom Clift
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
Michael Dequina
January 8, 2012
That Downey-Law chemistry still makes this a game worth playing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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+
Matt Neal
The Standard
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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
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
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
December 30, 2011
Same Victorian clutter, same overstuffed frames, same Guy Ritchie directorial hyperactivity.
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
December 29, 2011
Holmes and Watson better than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
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