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      The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

      PG Released Oct 24, 1976 1h 53m Mystery & Thriller List
      72% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 68% Audience Score 500+ Ratings In this bizarre twist on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective tales, Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) finds himself experiencing vivid hallucinations resulting from his cocaine addiction. Concerned about his friend's personal and professional welfare, the loyal Dr. Watson (Robert Duvall) contracts Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin) to analyze Holmes' drug-addled mind, while the legendary sleuth also investigates the mysterious kidnapping of Lola Devereaux (Vanessa Redgrave). Read More Read Less

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      Pauline Kael New Yorker The film is a civilized light entertainment -- somewhere between the genial little English comedies of the fifties, with their nifty plots and over qualified performers, and the splashy, stylized James Bond pictures. Jan 19, 2024 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Rated: 3.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Each person appears to be acting in completely different films, in a drama, or a farce, a portrait or caricature, gesture by gesture, or minute by minute. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 15, 2023 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...somewhat tedious... Rated: 2/4 Jul 22, 2021 Full Review David A. Nardozzi Philadelphia Gay News With all clues too obvious and Ross uncertain whether to present a comedy or drama, Seven-Percent Solution is best left alone. May 26, 2020 Full Review Ruth Batchelor Los Angeles Free Press It's loaded with high humor, great sophistication, suspense, action and wit. Oct 28, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Manoj kumar D Rotten tomatoes a nice website for movie information. To see and or to seek truth' is our nature. And we like detective characters Sherlock Holmes, a name readers will not forget. One of the way to keep an active, developing and evolving mind of teenagers is to Read and particularly 'Searching' stories. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/08/24 Full Review Landon J Loved the add-on of cocaine addiction into a well acted Sherlock Holmes story. Made the story even more dynamic. Acting is top notch in this one. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/05/21 Full Review Audience Member We need more movies that combine classic fiction with historical figures, with say Colombo meeting Lacan (who naturally makes a connection to Bataille) or Jack Reacher beginning an analysis with Jacques Alain-Miller for autoacrophobia. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantastically enjoyable Sherlock Holmes romp, blessed with an intelligent literate screenplay by Nicholas Meyer, pacy direction (Herbert Ross), and wonderfully ripe theatrical performances from Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Laurence Olivier and Charles Gray. The plot weaves in Freud, the Orient Express, squash matches, duels, cocaine addiction and a mystery deep inside Holmes' subconscious. Massively entertaining and bizarrely forgotten. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Wonderful film. Intelligent and classy. My only complaints are that Nicol Williamson (and his voice) are so annoying, Duvall’s hammy English accent is overdone and his screen presence just cannot pull off an Englishman. (Christopher Plummer and Ian Holm would have been far smoother). But elegant style like this (aside from Duvall’s phony presence) was sometimes hard to come by in the 70’s so I put up with all that. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/11/19 Full Review Audience Member Wonderful performances. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In this bizarre twist on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective tales, Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) finds himself experiencing vivid hallucinations resulting from his cocaine addiction. Concerned about his friend's personal and professional welfare, the loyal Dr. Watson (Robert Duvall) contracts Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin) to analyze Holmes' drug-addled mind, while the legendary sleuth also investigates the mysterious kidnapping of Lola Devereaux (Vanessa Redgrave).
      Director
      Herbert Ross
      Producer
      Herbert Ross
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 24, 1976, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 27, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 53m