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MOVIE REVIEWS: SHERLOCK HOLMES

by Dawn, December 27, 2009

OBS loves everything supernatural and that includes all forms of media for it. Today I bring you the newly released film, Sherlock Holmes. After all, what better way to spend your after holidays than with two attrective men, one attractive woman and tons of action.

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Name: Sherlock Holmes
Rated: PG-13
Running time: 134 minutes

Director: Guy Ritchie

Synopsis
In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous characters, “Sherlock Holmes” sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.

The action-advanture mystery “Sherlock Holmes” is helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes, Jude Law as Watson, and Rachel McAdams as Adler. (© Warner Bros)

Review
As one of the biggest fans of Robert Downey Jr. and Rachel McAdams I was very excited to see this movie. And of course, I was very pleased with the final result! The portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson was completely different than any of the previously released Sherlock Holmes movies. It was really interesting to see how Holmes broke down the science involved in fighting and solving crimes. This new outlook on Holmes and Guy Richie’s visionary genius made this a fantastic movie.

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law make a great crime-fighting duo. Holmes and Watson were roommates being broken apart by Watson’s engagement to Mary Morstan (played by Kelly Reilly). Holmes used his extensive knowledge of Watson’s personality and faults to try and lure him back to being a bachelor, but Mary put up quite a fight. Downey and Law created great humor and fun mixed in with the dark backstory of the movie.

Another contender for the screen was Rachel McAdams who plays Irene Adler, Holmes’ past love. Irene is a tough female criminal whose independence has brought her trouble, making her involve Holmes in her life once again. McAdams gave a phenomenal performance to equal her co-star.

I highly recommend this movie because of the quality of the performances, the action, and suspense that Guy Richie brings to the screen once again.

Rating: 9/10 stars

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