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      Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death

      1984 1h 22m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 45% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Watson (John Mills) ponder cases in which the victims seem to have been scared to death. Read More Read Less

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      Stuart W A cast including the great Sir John Mills and Peter Cushing can't save a poorly writtten and directed slog. Of particular note are the lighting, sound and editing which looks like it was provided by work experience kids from the local secondary school. The incidental music is poor and the whole thing chugs unsteadily along like some sort of malfuntioning clockwork toy. Meanwhile cushing and Mills stand out in what is a half decent cast like Jack Grealish playing for Cambridge United. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review Audience Member You can't keep a good detective down--An aging Holmes is still up to the job!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member First World War intrigue drives this final mystery for Peter Cushing as the Master Detective. Surrounded by a solid cast, Cushing delivers a spry and energetic performance that at times defies his age. Cushing delights in Holmes' misogyny in his scenes with 'The Woman' and shares great chemistry with John Mills as an understated Watson. The delivery of poison gas into the tranquil homes of the UK is a devious plot worthy of Arthur Conan Doyle himself indeed and the detective's arrival upon the gas-making lair is exciting indeed. The only element that mars the story is the flashback structure of the movie and the frequent narration by Watson which robs the film of some of its tension. As a swansong for Cushing its indeed a solid farewell. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Watson (John Mills) ponder cases in which the victims seem to have been scared to death.
      Director
      Roy Ward Baker
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 22m