Murder by Decree
Murder by Decree (1979)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 21, 2003
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce

A fond homage to the heyday of Hammer Studio, and a canny transmuting of Victorian Britannia to the tail end of the politicized '70s

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

A cool premise executed well

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

May be my favorite Sherlock Holmes movie.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Murder by Decree is spiffy entertainment for lovers of good mystery stories.

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Mark Bourne

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Decently exciting film for 1979. Christopher Plummer delivers a strong and subtle performance, but cannot hold a candle to Robert Downey, Jr.'s Holmes.
James Bond, Jr.
Solid Sherlock Holmes tale starring the great Christopher Plummer and James Mason as the tag-team of Holmes & Watson! An interesting tale as it involves the… More
Danny Rovira
An intelligent well-plotted suspense thriller beautifully directed by the late Bob Clark, in which Sherlock Holmes brilliantly played by Christopher Plummer and… More
Marion Ravenwood
It was a fun watch. It reminded me of From Hell.