Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Wednesday, December 07 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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To be quite honest, I thought the first Sherlock Holmes was silly, over the top, and ridiculous. This one, on the other hand, was everything the first one wasn’t. It’s funny, it’s witty, it’s well directed, and it’s well acted; you actually care about the characters. It is a little confusing at the beginning, but you’ll get the hang of it. Robert Downey, Jr. is clearly having a great time and Jude Law is a terrific actor. This also has Noomi Rapace in it from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Stephen Frye plays Sherlock’s big brother and is just terrific. Jared Harris plays Moriarty as a slick, suave bad dude with delusions of taking over the world. Four stars. Just great fun.

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