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FILM REVIEW – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

By Marty Mulrooney

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a sequel to the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, once again directed by Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) and starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson respectively. The bickering detective duo must join forces once more, this time to bring down their most cunning adversary yet, the formidable Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris, Mad Men).

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FILM REVIEW – Sherlock Holmes

By Marty Mulrooney

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I haven’t read any of the original book in years (or the countless short stories), but I always remember thinking that Sherlock Holmes had never really been done justice when being translated to film. Instead, to many he had become little more than a pipe-smoking, cloak and deerstalker cap wearing detective.

So when I heard that British director Guy Ritchie was going to put his own unique spin on things, I was intrigued. Would this simply be ‘Lock, Stock’ set in the late 1800’s? Or would the iconic detective finally get the visual treatment he deserved? The answer seems to lie somewhere in-between the two…

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