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Sherlock: Season 4 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Sherlock makes a welcome and shocking return, and Cumberbatch and Freeman are game, but it may prove difficult to live up to the lofty expectations created by the series' lengthy hiatus.


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The quirky spin on Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic sleuth pitches him as a "high-functioning sociopath" in modern-day London. Assisting him in his investigations: Afghanistan War vet John Watson, who's introduced to Holmes by a mutual acquaintance.


Benedict Cumberbatch
as Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman
as Dr. John Watson
Rupert Graves
as Detective Inspector Lestrade
Una Stubbs
as Mrs. Hudson
Andrew Scott
as Jim Moriarty
Vinette Robinson
as Sgt. Sally Donovan

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Critic Reviews for Sherlock: Season 4

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

The return of Sherlock has been a return to form and proof that Gatiss and Steven Moffat are two of the most inventive minds working in British television.

January 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Top Critic

The performances were stellar and the fan-servicey moments (Sherlock talking to a baby, not knowing Greg's name, etc) were still fun.

January 3, 2017 | Full Review…
New York Observer
Top Critic

Sherlock feels more like it should be called "Houdini", given how much misdirection and diversionary showmanship, signifying nothing, is involved.

January 9, 2017 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Sherlock is consistently inconsistent, veering between compelling drama... and self-indulgent nonsense... The fourth season premiere, "The Six Thatchers," is the first time it's managed to be boring.

January 6, 2017 | Full Review…
The Daily Dot

In expanding the world of the show, the series has strayed farther away from what made it so compelling in the first place.

January 5, 2017 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…
Paste Magazine

Hopefully, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have something grander in store for their two heroes.

January 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sherlock: Season 4


The momentum was lost and the screenwriter seemed to have lost track of what captivated the viewers in the first place. The episodes are all over the place with no clear connections, it was an understandable disappointment.


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