Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
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Brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) matches wits with the nefarious Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) after uncovering a diabolical plot to destabilize the entire Western world in this sequel from director Guy Ritchie. A criminal mastermind without a conscience, Professor Moriarty is Holmes' worst nightmare -- a man who uses his incredible intellect for unspeakably evil purposes. When the Crown Prince of Austria dies and Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan) rules the death a suicide, Holmes steps back to see the big picture. But little does Holmes realize that Professor Moriarty is about to commit a crime that will shock the entire world, and that solving it may be the death of him. Jude Law returns as Holmes' faithful sidekick Dr. Watson in a sequel also featuring THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO's Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams.
Main Cast & Crew
Guy Ritchie - Director
Robert Downey Jr.
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's Downey's movie. With his cool, flippant manner, his Holmes stands apart from the danger, thinking it through visually before performing it, remaining insouciant in the face of calamity." - 12/14/2011 Chicago Sun-Times
"Law's down-to-earth and slightly fussy Watson proves once again to be the right counterweight to Downey's flighty, fidgety, flinty Holmes....Downey has made this sly sardonic Sherlock stylistically all his own." - 12/16/2011 Los Angeles Times
"The play between wild-eyed Downey and the serenely unsettling Harris crackles with a chemistry befitting Doyle’s iconic literary nemeses as Moriarty stays coolly one step ahead of our hero..." - 12/15/2011 Movieline
"Director Guy Ritchie loves whooshy, rapid-fire speed shifts, and uses them for hypnotic sequences..." - 01/06/2012 Entertainment Weekly
4 stars out of 5 -- "HOLMES 2 is an improvement on its predecessor....In the action department, it scores a bullseye..." - 02/01/2012 Total Film
"Ritchie comes up with breathtaking moments....A GAME OF SHADOWS is lively and diverting..." - 02/01/2012 Sight and Sound