Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Reviews

  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
    • Genre : Adventure, Drama, Comedy
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 128 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
    • Official Site :
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Movie Reviews

  • virtually every set-up and set-piece in this extravagantly tedious adventure is misleading, or worse, irrelevant
    2 of 4 by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer ]
  • turns out good movie chemistry is something much more ... elementary
    3 of 5 by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic ]
  • this sequel more tolerable than Sherlock Holmes (2009)
    by J. R. Jones [Chicago Reader ]
  • this one reduces the irritants while maintaining a high enjoyability quotient
    3 of 4 by James Berardinelli [ReelViews ]
  • there is a plot, but no real intrigue, mystery or suspense, and no inkling of anything at stake beyond a childish and belligerent idea of fun
    by A.O. Scott [New York Times ]
  • the Holmes deduction that follows can be as convoluted or elementary as necessary to move the story along
    by Andrew Lapin [NPR ]
  • the bedlam extends to the screenplay, which hangs carefully worked-out jokes on a gobbledygook plot
    by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune ]
  • simultaneously brash and dull - hardly a combustible combination
    2 of 4 by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • part of the movie's perversely cheeky design is that it throws away its own cleverness
    Review rate : B- by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • occasionally thrilling, sometimes hilarious and mostly absolute claptrap
    by Andrew O'Hehir [ ]
  • new Holmes adventures must pursue a larger bounty than previous incarnations of the character
    by Brian Lowry [Variety ]
  • lackluster screenwriting and the absence of actorly communion are breezed past with monotonous banter
    by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice ]
  • it's an enjoyably demented meta-finale
    by Ty Burr [Boston Globe ]
  • certainly Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creations have suffered permanent damage thanks to Ritchie's films
    1 of 4 by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune ]
  • aside from the screenwriters, the same core team from the first outing has been reassembled, making for an absolutely consistent look, sound and feel to the proceedings
    by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • as big, loud moviemaking goes it's not quite as devoid of charm as it could have been
    2.5 of 5 by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies ]

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