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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Billy Wilder Reino Unido, 1970

cinemaofdreams's rating of the film A Vida Íntima de Sherlock Holmes

Not being much of a Holmes fan, but very much a fan of Wilder, I reluctantly watched this. This has to be the very best take on Sherlock Holmes I have ever seen. Wilder makes the character human, and frail albeit stoically. The film is funny, well-paced, true to the characters but rounding them out and done with finesse of the master that Wilder was. Not a masterpiece but it is imbued with subtle brilliance.