You’ve already detected with your superior intellect that this is not your father’s Sherlock Holmes. Director Guy Ritchie has brought the staid tweed wearing, pipe smoking crime solver into the 21st century with his trademark camera work and gritty set pieces. Robert Downey Jr.’s Holmes is neurotic, brilliant and a sociopath. The stalwart Watson (Jude Law) is a man of action, an ex-soldier with a heart. There is terrific chemistry between the two actors, which helps through the too-long middle act. The production design is top notch. Sherlock Holmes is a great holiday film.
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