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Aro Recommended Sherlock Holmes

 

USA 2009, 128 minutes
Dir. Guy Ritchie
Rating: [M] Violence
Genres: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Crime

Topics: Period - 1800s.

 

Aroview: Blockbuster makeover of the famous sleuth has Holmes re-imagined as a brawny, off-beat super-hero type, battling a fiendish villain who threatens the whole of Victorian England with his death-defying black magic.

Not the Sherlock Holmes that purists would like to remember, this is one drawn from dir. Guy Ritchie's stock as much as Conan Doyle's, with chest-baring fisticuffs now supplementing his incomparable powers of deduction. Robert Downey Jnr. again shows he's in a class of his own among A-List actors, with his expressive range and dapper accent, though subtitles may be needed to catch all the clues. In support, Jude Law is very much elementary, but Mark Strong flexes a superior screen villainy.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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