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Critic reviews for The Reichenbach Fall
Cumberbatch revealed just how good an actor he is. All series he has been magnificently mean, moody and far too clever for his own good. Now, facing a madman and his own demise, he made Sherlock palpably human.
The fact that they pulled an entire emotional arc from one piece of setup at the start of "The Final Problem" is just gorgeous.
Andrew Scott-as Moriarty, he's doing the maximally flamboyant version of the Joker's and Raoul Silva's..
"The Reichenbach Fall" was a grandstanding conclusion to the brilliant BBC series, packed to the rafters with smart dialogue, audacious plotting, stylish direction and some truly wonderful performances.
At times it's faithful to Sir ACD's The Final Problem, then it will wander, taking in mobile phone technology and computer hacking and what have you. But it doesn't feel like cheating; more like an open relationship, agreed by both parties.
It's a testament to Sherlock's writers that they are able to provoke such breathless speculation over a story that's been re-imagined so many times -- to take something old and familiar and make it just as electrifying as the original.
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