Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.7/10 (72,686 voted)

Critic's Score: 48/100

Director: Guy Ritchie

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes's older brother Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy named Sim (Noomi Rapace).

Writers: Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney

Robert Downey Jr. - Sherlock Holmes
Jude Law - Dr. John Watson
Noomi Rapace - Madam Simza Heron
Rachel McAdams - Irene Adler
Jared Harris - Professor James Moriarty
Stephen Fry - Mycroft Holmes
Paul Anderson - Colonel Sebastian Moran
Kelly Reilly - Mary Watson
Geraldine James - Mrs. Hudson
Eddie Marsan - Inspector Lestrade
William Houston - Constable Clark
Wolf Kahler - Doctor Hoffmanstahl
Iain Mitchell - Auctioneer
Jack Laskey - Carruthers
Patricia Slater - Shush Club Maitre D'


Official Website: Official site [Spain] | Warner Bros. [France] |

Release Date: 16 December 2011

Filming Locations: Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK

Opening Weekend: $39,637,079 (USA) (18 December 2011) (3703 Screens)

Gross: $187,573,200 (USA) (12 February 2012)

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Did You Know?

The chess board motif runs through out the whole film in either actual chess boards or floors with Black and white checkered squares.

Anachronisms: In the stag night scene, the music of "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" is heard. The action takes place in 1891. The song was not written until 1892.

Mycroft Holmes: [referring to Watson] You know, he's nothing like as slow witted as you've been leading me to believe, Sherly.

User Review

Better than the first one

Rating: 9/10

This movie was absolutely fantastic. I have been waiting for it for what feels like forever now and it truly did not disappoint. The storyline was clever, the dynamic between Watson and Holmes was charming and beautiful, and the effects were incredible. Honestly, as much of a fan I am of the first movie, its sequel surpassed it and my overall expectation. Some the effects were unnecessary at times, but I really enjoy the style in which these movies are edited. It can be slightly confusing periodically, another reason to rewatch, still pay attention closely. Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.'s chemistry was compelling and the supporting actors were on par. I laughed, I nearly screamed, and I even cried. Game of Shadows is gripping, exciting, hilarious,and even draws tears. You'll be cheering throughout and satisfied with the end. Too be honest, it is absolutely one of the best movies of this year.


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