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Academy Awards (R) nominee, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Emmy Award (R) winner, Martin Freeman, debut on the big screen in their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in this feature length special set in London 1895. Co-written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss this special episode also features series regulars Amanda Abbington, Rupert Graves and Una Stubbs.

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Moffat and Gatiss just filmed 90 minutes of the internal monologue of a tortured queer genius drug addict... wrapped it up in a gothic mystery, and then gave it to us as a late Christmas present.

January 4, 2016 | Rating: A++ | Full Review…

If anything, The Abominable Bride was a nice piece of fan fiction that used the "It was all a dream" convention to break from the canon a bit.

January 4, 2016 | Full Review…

After a sedately atmospheric start, this dazzling adventure unfolded like an origami swan of surprises.

January 3, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Fan service was the source of series three's problems and it's a problem here again. I just hope Moffat and Gatiss don't worry so much about appeasing Tumblr's appetite for homoerotic subtext in series four. I miss Sherlock's puzzle box mysteries.

October 13, 2017 | Full Review…

There are more themes, twists, realities and awkwardly placed social commentary that one can usually keep up with. But in a completely Sherlockian way, it all falls into place in the end.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

In The Abominable Bride, there are moments of flippant humor, ghost story leanings, introspective character moments, and of course, mystery. This is all well and good, and there are moments of each that work wonderfully and moments of all that don't.

May 5, 2016 | Full Review…

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