Guy Ritchie helms a new action-packed adventure, following the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.), and his longtime trusted associate, Dr. Watson (Jude Law), as they match wits with their arch-nemesis, the criminal genius Moriarty (Jared Harris).
Though he may have enjoyed cultivating his image as a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, British filmmaker Guy Ritchie roots were steeped in England’s upper class. Nonetheless, Ritchie directed some of the most stylish caper comedies about blue collar thugs and other lower class misfits ever to emerge from his native land. Starting with “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” (1999), the director arrived onto the filmmaking landscape with a unique twist on an old genre that gainfully employed flashy camera moves, punchy dialogue tinged with thick Cockney accents, and a seemingly endless series of double-crosses that landed a motley crew of East End thugs in more trouble than they ever wanted. Ritchie built on the attention he received from “Lock, Stock” with a second London crime saga, “Snatch” (2000), which some complained was nothing more than a variation on his previous film. Though he temporarily became a laughingstock – along with his pop megastar wife, Madonna – for their… read more
A pair of decathlons for quasi-superhero protagonists that briefly come alive as spot-the-auteur games.
Disheartened pans, mostly, though a few critics step forward to argue the case for the defense.
Si le premier volet des aventures de Sherlock Holmes au cinéma sous la conduite de Guy Ritchie s’avérait être un divertissement assez sympathique, il faut avouer que ce deuxième opus n’atteint pas… read review
After watching this film for the second time I have concurred with my original opinion that this film is quite excellent, at least as much as the first film, but the only thing I dislike about this… read review
No se sabe si esta secuela de Sherlock Holmes, muy entretenida por cierto, sea un homenaje a ciertas películas, un cliché, una mala broma al cerebro de los espectadores, un ejercicio de cansancio de… read review
Title: Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director: Guy Ritchie
Kieran… read review