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      Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

      PG-13 Released Dec 16, 2011 2h 9m Action Adventure Mystery & Thriller List
      60% Tomatometer 230 Reviews 77% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings When Austria's crown prince is found dead, evidence seems to point to suicide. However, detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) deduces that the prince was murdered and that the crime is but a piece of a puzzle designed by an evil genius named Moriarty (Jared Harris). Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson (Jude Law), who are accompanied by a Gypsy (Noomi Rapace) whose life Holmes saved, chase Moriarty across Europe in the hope that they can thwart his plot before it can come to fruition. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a good yarn thanks to its well-matched leading men but overall stumbles duplicating the well-oiled thrills of the original.

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      Roger Moore Tribune News Service If only they'd spent the cash on a bad guy with stature, instead of taking that phrase, "the banality of evil," so literally. Playing this Game might have been even more fun. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 23, 2012 Full Review Sara Michelle Fetters MovieFreak.com Unlike the 2009 hit that preceded this one there's very little mystery to be found here, not much in the way of puzzles in need of being solved. Rated: 2/4 Jan 27, 2012 Full Review Bruce Diones New Yorker It's complete trash and makes a mockery of Holmes's vaunted deductive reasoning. Jan 16, 2012 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review When it’s all over, audiences may find the experience superficial and in no way reminiscent of Doyle’s stories, but for just over two hours, we’ve been happily diverted. Rated: 3/4 Mar 6, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies Unfortunately the uniqueness, humor, and charm of the first film are all but missing in the sequel. Rated: 2/5 Aug 25, 2022 Full Review Owen Nicholls NME (New Musical Express) A touching romance, this time with actual touching, A Game of Shadows will while away a couple of hours with a few good set pieces and a couple of giggles. Apr 29, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      First name L Less than mysterious, emotionally hollow someow? The cast gives their all but somehow this one is too dark and disjointed. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 05/10/24 Full Review Rob F Just as good as the first. Not sure why the critics had such a low opinion Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/24 Full Review Paul S A proper old style adventure romp. Great set pieces and all carried out with GR's usual visual flair. Highly recommended. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/28/23 Full Review Frank B Loved it... never tired of seeing it over and over. Funny lots of adventure ... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/09/23 Full Review Charlie R It's very much a mash of silliness. I never felt any connection to the Sherlock Holmes legacy from watching this. It could have been made as an action-comedy with lesser known actors for all it does in the way of feeling worthwhile. Currently I am watching it for the second time since its release as an evening filler and I've stopped the play twice for almost an hour at a time to surf the web for not particular reason. Noomi Rapace's presence is about the only thing keeping my attention. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/05/23 Full Review Timothy D Game of Shadows keeps the style of its predecessor while removing the mystic factor. That doesn't leave much outside of Holmes and Watson's bromance. It's nice, but not enough to carry the movie's wooden storyline. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 08/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When Austria's crown prince is found dead, evidence seems to point to suicide. However, detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) deduces that the prince was murdered and that the crime is but a piece of a puzzle designed by an evil genius named Moriarty (Jared Harris). Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson (Jude Law), who are accompanied by a Gypsy (Noomi Rapace) whose life Holmes saved, chase Moriarty across Europe in the hope that they can thwart his plot before it can come to fruition.
      Director
      Guy Ritchie
      Producer
      Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, Dan Lin
      Screenwriter
      Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney, Anthony Peckham
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Silver Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Wigram Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Intense Sequences of Violence|Intense Sequences of Action|Some Drug Material)
      Genre
      Action, Adventure, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 16, 2011, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 11, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $186.8M
      Runtime
      2h 9m
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital
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