Sherlock Holmes

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Videos & Photos

  • Interview: Kelly Reilly "On Watson"
  • Clip: It's a band saw

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Robert Downey Jr. plays the famous detective in a gritty Guy Ritchie take on Sherlock.

May 29, 2018 Update: Will Farrell and John C. Reilly are bringing Watson and Holmes back to the screen this summer, in what we can only assume will be a much more serious affair, in Holmes and Watson.

Cast

  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Jude Law
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Mark Strong
  • Eddie Marsan
  • Robert Maillet
  • Geraldine James
  • Kelly Reilly
  • William Houston
  • Hans Matheson

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Colin Farrell was in talks to play Watson, before Jude Law was cast.
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Goofs

  • A scratch appears on Sherlock's right cheek, then disappears by the next scene.
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Quotes

    • Sherlock Holmes: You've never complained about my methods before.
    • Dr. John Watson: The dog!
    • Sherlock Holmes: Gladstone is our dog!
    • Dr. John Watson: I'm not complaining.
    • Sherlock Holmes: You're not? What do you call this?
    • Dr. John Watson: I never complain! How am I complaining? When do I ever complain about you practicing the violin at three in the morning, or your mess, your general lack of hygiene, or the fact that you steal my clothes?
    • Sherlock Holmes: Uh, we have a barter system...
    • Dr. John Watson: When have I ever complained about you setting fire to my rooms?
    • Sherlock Holmes: Our rooms...
    • Dr. John Watson: The rooms! Or, or, the fact that you experiment on my dog?
    • Sherlock Holmes: Our dog...
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Metacritic

40

Sherlock Holmes goes wrong in many ways except for one -- at the boxoffice.

Metacritic review by Kirk Honeycutt
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter
60

In short, Ritchie's come up with precisely what you'd expect of him — a pumped-up, anachronistically modern Sherlock Holmes designed for the ADD crowd. Expect a sequel. Or six.

Metacritic review by Bob Mondello
Bob Mondello
NPR
75

The less I thought about Sherlock Holmes, the more I liked Sherlock Holmes. Yet another classic hero has been fed into the f/x mill, emerging as a modern superman.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times