By Marty Mulrooney
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).
By Kim Newman
Give me a hansom cab, a magnifying glass, a diabolical mystery, a deerstalker, a rattled-off deduction and Dr Watson being baffled, and I’m usually happy. I enjoy most Sherlock Holmes films – with the exception of the Peter Cook and Dudley Moore version of The Hound of the Baskervilles and the likes of Sherlock Homie: The Ass Detective, of course – but here I select my particular favourites, highlighting slightly off-the-beaten-track efforts.