Sign up for your 2 week free trial

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Rent 'Sherlock Holmes' today with Screenclick
Login to rate this movie

English | Italian



DVD & Blu-ray



2.5 out of 10 Too long and Not Sherlock Holmes
Ken from Louth, 15 Aug 2010
When I realised that Guy Ritchie had done this I knew what to expect; lots of cartoon violence, slow-mo action, explosions and all rest we get from blockbusters these days. While Downey gets it fairly right, the plot is really an excuse to set up a new Sherlock Holmes franchise. Check out the far better recent BBC TV remake. For me this is a run of the mill popcorn-fest which runs out of steam somewhere round the 40 minute mark and then frantically pads itself to a bloated 2 hours plus.
Was this review helpful to you? 
3 people out of 5 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
4.5 out of 10 Very Enjoyable
Sharon from Galway, 19 Sep 2010
Really enjoyed this Movie - eventhough I had expected something totally different & Dark. Downey Jnr was fantastic as Holmes, a new, fanciful, Sherlock Holmes- one I would never have associated with the character - but perfect for the role - even a bit Matrix style! Jude Law & Rachel Mc Adams- Fabulous! They made the movie complete - the perfect trio. This movie is suspenseful, very, very witty & you will want to watch right to the end - and want it to continue on further....
Was this review helpful to you? 
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
0.5 out of 10 Over hyped way too long complete rubbish
Mark from Dublin, 03 Feb 2011
Ritchie is well past his best now another dog all too predictable style that didn't work let time out for him. Downey and lw ok but practically no on screen chemistry. Cant help think that this was an excuse to kick off a trilogy of movies in the Sherlock holmes genre. About the only good bit cgi image of London bridge, and probably because I realised at that point the misery was coming to an end. You couldn't pay me to watch this again. Way too long to finish off.
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 1 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
2.5 out of 10 Disappointing
Cliona from Cork, 25 Apr 2011
Guy Ritchie attempts to reinvent Sherlock Holmes, and fails. it's a criminal waste of an opportunity, particularly given the presence of RDJ, who is an inspired choice for Sherlock Holmes. I can watch boats exploding (and any number of other noisy, badly edited action sequences) in plenty of other films, that's not why I want to watch Sherlock Holmes. It's not dreadful or anything, but it's just ... disappointing.
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment

What's it about....
On a quest to solve a string of mysterious and brutal murders, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his trusted ally Watson (Jude Law) plunge into a world of dark arts and startling new technologies, where logic, and a good right hook, are the best crime fighting weapons. Explosive action, baffling mystery and astonishing intrigue follow the two in a race to uncover and foil a terrifying plot that threatens to destroy the country. Director Guy Ritchie helms the all-action...

(read more)

  • View Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • View Cinema Paradiso
  • View Four Lions
  • View Project X (Blu-ray)
  • View All Quiet On The Western Front
  • View Hound Of The Baskervilles, The
  • View Brideshead Revisited
  • View Funny Girl
  • View Supernatural Season 5
  • View The Last Station (Blu-ray)
  • View The Da Vinci Code
  • View Knight And Day
  • View Birthday Girl
  • View Killer Elite (Blu-ray)
  • View A Touch Of Frost Series 1
  • View Punisher: War Zone
  • View Strictly Come Dancing: The Workout
  • View Alpha Dog
  • View Blue Valentine (Blu-ray)
  • View Bee Movie
  • View An Officer And A Gentleman
  • View Lesbian Vampire Killers
  • View Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • View Safe House
  • View Olympus Has Fallen (Blu-ray)
  • View The Commitments
  • View Pay It Forward
  • View The Counterfeiters
  • View Le Bossu 1960
  • View Apollo 18 (Blu-ray)
  • View Fargo Special Edition
  • View Desperate Housewives: Series 1
  • View Anacondas Hunt For The Blood Orchid
  • View The Doors
  • View Joanna Hall: 28 Day Total Body Plan
  • View UHF
  • View Cop land
  • View Gran Torino (Blu-ray)
  • View Terkel in Trouble
  • View Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Blu-ray)