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Dr. John Watson
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Jan 25, 2021A neat little diversion, depending solely on the capability of its leads to make their annoyance with one another entertaining. Caine and Kingsley do this mostly, a competent script allowing them ample opportunity to frustrate the other ~ but the threat that joins them to one purpose, the thinly drawn if overworked Moriarty, could have been goosed up some. A little bit of fun.
Nov 06, 2011I can't understand why this never did well upon release as I think its a marvellous spoof/comedy that is perfectly cast with Caine and Kinglsey as 'Holmes' and 'Watson'. This could easily of come from the mind of Mel Brooks really its that kind of light hearted romp with silly jokes and silly prat falls, not too childish just about right. The plot for the film is also quite genius, simply the roles are reversed, Watson (Kingsley) is the brilliant detective and Holmes (Caine) is actually a bumbling drunk who is employed by Watson to pretend to be the real Holmes for the sake of his novels and his own job. Caine's character is actually called 'Reg Kinclaid' who simply inherits the name of Holmes for the big cover up that the real Watson has orchestrated. What is also quite impressive is the look of the film, sets, costumes and location work are all really well done and look quite realistic, add to this a very impressive cast of classic stars (mainly English) and this really is a top class adventure very much like Gene Wilder's film 'The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother' only much better looking.
Nov 14, 2009the most amusing version of sherlock holmes. kingsley and caine make it worth watching, but don't put off watching other stuff to see this. it's for a quiet afternoon when there's not much else to do. alot of the jokes are repetitive and the slap-stick becomes tiresome quicklySanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
Mar 15, 2009Such an underrated film. This is a great twist on the characters, and the two leads are superb. The film itself doesn't go anywhere you don't expect, but there are plenty of chuckles along the way. Worth a watch.