Murder by Decree
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The murders by the infamous British criminal, Jack the Ripper, catch the attention of Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer), but he does not receive the expected call from Scotland Yard because he is being purposefully excluded from the investigation. Instead, Robert Lees (Donald Sutherland), a psychic who volunteered information to the police about the murders, provides the Great Detective with the necessary incitement to action. As the murders proceed, it becomes clear to all concerned that it is more important to stop them than to announce their solution, and Holmes enters the fray with the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A fond homage to the heyday of Hammer Studio, and a canny transmuting of Victorian Britannia to the tail end of the politicized '70s"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A cool premise executed well"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"May be my favorite Sherlock Holmes movie."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Murder by Decree is spiffy entertainment for lovers of good mystery stories."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Plummer and Mason together make one of cinema's great -- certainly the most touching -- Holmes-Watson teams. Ripperologists will be pleased by how faithful the script is to historical incidents and persons involved."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
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