Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large-Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)-and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 16, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2012
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a good yarn thanks to its well-matched leading men but overall stumbles duplicating the well-oiled thrills of the original.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

It's complete trash and makes a mockery of Holmes's vaunted deductive reasoning.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Downey and Law remain this presumptive franchise's draw.

Yasmin Shehab

Instead of the real Sherlock Holmes, we get some kind of psychotic, antisocial, mumbling genius who goes by the same name.

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Leonard Maltin

The production is still needlessly overlong and overblown, a far cry from your father's (or even your cousin's) conception of the master detective. But it's certainly lively and has clever moments that involve Holmes' keen powers of observation...

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

What this film really celebrates is crunch-and-thud video-game-style action, not especially well choreographed by director Guy Ritchie.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

As far as fun and slickly shot action films go, A Game of Shadows delivers, though traditional fans may find themselves struggling to recognise their hero.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Downey's career is something of a game of shadows, but it's one still worth playing, for now.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

It doesn't take a master of deduction to see that Ritchie has decided to play it too safe with this sequel.

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Myriam Ghattas
Daily News Egypt

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows offers the kind of action-packed Hollywood spectacle that will keep its audience riveted to the edge of their seats.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A silly yet enjoyable movie that continues to portray Holmes as a modern action hero, not trying anything new compared to the previous chapter and just going… More
Chris Weber
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back! And this time, things get serious. Along with a gypsy, these two find themselves involved in a plot that could lead to… More
xGary Xx
On the eve of his wedding day, Doctor Watson is persuaded by his erstwhile partner in crime to go head to head with arch nemesis Professor Moriarty in a game of… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thinks that this second movie didn't as good as the first one.. From the performance, Robert Downey Jr.… More
paul sandberg
Having heard many a negative review of this film I was pleasantly surprised and entertained by this 2nd offering of Downey Jr. as Conan Doyle's famous… More
JY Skacto
Guy Ritchie deduces well with <i>Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</i>.<p>Detailed and requiring attention to follow, this 2 hour story ends… More