***** stars out of five
Robert Downy Jr. and Jude Law team up as a crack-team of duo investigators in a dynamic version of the globally popular story of Sherlock Holmes. Detective Holmes (Downy) and his stalwart partner John Watson (Law) come across a strange predicament with seemingly dark and malicious forces at play; they decide to investigate the issue head-on and find themselves unraveling a deadly plot that could destroy the country.
Why See It?
This all-action blockbuster will keep you firmly planted on your buttocks. Downey is totally believable as the troubled manic depressive Holmes – his accent is also “spot on.” And then there is Law – can he do no wrong? His convincing performance as Watson is superb and the “Watson-Holmes banter” only adds to the entertainment value.
The storyline takes a few unsuspected turns and the flick changes from being “just another predictable mystery movie” into an impeccable masterpiece full of intricate twists while pushing the boundaries of religion and logic. Guy Ritchie has succeeded once again in delivering another rollicking romp. The result is a film that warrants future viewings and I look forward to the inevitable sequel.