The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

The films of the world's greatest detective are spoofed in this mystery-comedy that centers on Sigerson Holmes, the brighter brother of the famed sleuth. The trouble is, Sigerson is terribly jealous of his younger brother and so feels… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 14, 1975
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Good-natured Sherlock spoof with some dirty-joke humor.

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Mark Bourne

...the daisy-chain of prop gags, slide-whistle humor, and blackout sketches merge sometimes uneasily with the romantic and mystery-thriller components. What glues it together, barely, is the talented cast in fine form....

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Kevin M. Williams
This film, from beginning to end, feels as if Wilder desires to resurrect (unintended but spot on pun usage) the magic of Young Frankenstein. The cast is all… More
Tim Salmons
If this had been a Mel Brooks' film, it might have been a lot funnier.
Phil Hubbs
A classic cast line up including Feldman, Wilder, DeLuise, Kinnear and Le Mesurier unfortunately can't quite save this brilliantly original wacky tale… More
The Shrewlord
Well meaning and occasionally funny comedy from Gene Wilder delivering a slighltly disappointing sub-Mel Brooks experience. The musical interludes don't… More
Aj V
A very funny spoof of Sherlock Holmes. There are a couple of awkward moments, but overall, it's very funny. Plus, Wilder directs this one.
Alice Smith
There's something inexplicably sweet in the foolishness of this film. I could try to explain it, but I'm afraid that would be like dissecting a… More