Sherlock Holmes, a Mr. E Movie Review

(Run time: 128 min. – Directed by: Guy Ritchie – Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams)

Finally, a visually stunning, fresh take on the classic character of Sherlock Holmes! Robert Downey Jr. is on top of his game in this Guy Ritchie adaptation. Downey and Jude Law have recreated these characters with perfection.

Being the worlds greatest detective can become tedious, but, for Sherlock Holmes, played by Robert Downey Jr., the constant ability to see the details can become down right dangerous. Not only for the bad guys but for Sherlock’s closest friends and even Holmes himself.

After stopping an out of control, cult-like killer, Holmes and his partner Dr. John Watson, played by Jude Law, find themselves at odds. Holmes is bored with life while awaiting his next case and Watson has fallen in love and decided to leave Holmes and his antics to marry his new love. Sherlock doesn‘t like the thought of losing his partner/sidekick so he tries every little trick he can to undermine the transition.

But, when the last criminal mastermind they put away returns from the dead the two are forced back together to help calm the panicked English public. Thrown into the mystery of it all is Irene Adler, played by Rachel McAdams, a woman who has stolen the heart of Sherlock Holmes, figuratively and almost literally. You see Irene is a world class thief and the only woman to ever outsmart Holmes.

The twists and turns are by far some of the most entertaining mystery to be meshed with such great visuals in a very longtime. Guy Ritchie has made a great looking film, with a great storyline, coupled with great actors, and he didn’t have to over do the CGI to do it. Bravo!

Robert Downey Jr. has, yet again, proven that he is an actor who has truly redefined himself as a talented, versatile, box office draw that deserves all the critical acclaim he gets.

Jude Law is perfect. His look, his attitude, everything! He has brought to his character of Dr. Watson something tough and manly. He’s not just some sidekick but a real co-hero. While Rachel McAdams was not only gorgeous but sneaky and deceptive. She was great as the good-bad girl!

If you want to be part of a great movie going experience do yourself a huge favor and go see Sherlock Holmes on the big screen. This is not only a suggestion but a strong recommendation.

It’s not going to be a mystery to anyone when they come out of that theater proclaiming that Sherlock Holmes is truly a top notch classic.