Young Sherlock Holmes
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Also released under the title Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear, this film follows the adventures of young John Watson (Alan Cox) when he is shipped off to boarding school and meets up with the brilliantly bizarre Sherlock Holmes (Nicolas Rowe). The two boys strike up a friendship and promptly become involved in the investigation of a number of mysterious murders. When their curiosity gets them into trouble with a dangerous religious cult, Watson and Holmes must struggle to avoid capture while attempting to notify the authorities.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is the origin story for the world's first consulting detective that Conan Doyle was never considerate enough to write for us..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Like a peacock showing its bright colours. Sadly, it's all about show, not substance."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"By the time Young Sherlock Holmes clangs to a close, the assets of the film are buried beneath an avalanche of unnecessary bells and whistles."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Not so successful try to install some youth in the Holmes canon."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"The idea to center on Holmes and Watson as young men is good and original but the execution is rather poor and Levinson's direction is impersonal."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Reveals that Holmes' true love is tortured to death in a big-budget extravaganza that provided the bastard sire for Jar Jar Binks."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"There is something about Holmes's elegant, haunting, and whisperingly melancholic distance, his analytical remove from the world, that inspires a desire for glimpses of the baroque corridors of labyrinthine interiors."
‑ Joshua Vasquez, Slant Magazine
"Squanders its start as a charming character study."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Big, silly, loud, nicely designed, and occasionally enjoyable."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"definitely worth a better reception than it's received over the years."
‑ Christopher Null,
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