Mr. Holmes [DVD] [2015]

  • SKU: 4595005
  • Release Date: 11/10/2015
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (95 out of 107)

Special Features


  • "Icon" Featurette
  • "Story" Featurette
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Mr. Holmes
Director Bill Condon puts a spin on Arthur Donan Coyle's most celebrated character with Mr. Holmes, which stars Ian McKellen as the famous detective. The set-up is that a now-retired Holmes, his steel-trap mind starting to fade with old age, lives out his golden years in the late 1940s. He returns from a trip to Japan searching for a plant that could slow the aging process and help him regain the faculties he knows he's lost. While there, he witnessed first-hand the result of America's bombing of Hiroshima, which has put him in a contemplative state. He lives with his devoted housekeeper Mrs. Murno (Laura Linney), and her son Roger (Milo Parker), who turns out to be of great help when the detective reopens his investigation into the case that led to his retirement. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ian McKellen
    Ian McKellen - Sherlock Holmes
  • Laura Linney
    Laura Linney - Mrs. Munro
  • Milo Parker
    Milo Parker - Roger
  • Image coming soon
    Hiroyuki Sanada - Tamiki Umezaki
  • Hattie Morahan
    Hattie Morahan - Ann Kelmot



Customer rating

4.3
89%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good look at an older Sherlock...

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    jon96789
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    This movie delves into Sherlock Holmes after he retires. It is 1947 and his memory is fading. He is trying to remember why he retired but cannot. He knows his last case was the reason but he forgot all the details. He lives in a cottage keeping his bees with a housekeeper and her son. Ian Holmes puts in a great performance. This movies is very under rated. Nicholas Rowe from Young Sherlock Holmes has a cameo in this movie, he played the on-screen Sherlock when Holmes goes to the movies...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute story, light on the mystery

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    scotthx1138
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    It was a strong personal tale with a weak mystery. It was about Holmes dealing with mortality and a failed case in his past that he could not remember. His relationship with a steward boy who's mother takes care of Holmes estate is the best part of the movie. It's almost a "passing of the torch" movie. Those looking for a great sleuth flick will be disappointed. Those looking for a great indie film with some cool Holmesian easter eggs will be pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A uniquely touching depiction of an aging legend

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    Dinoseer
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    Simply LOVED this movie! it is like no other movie ever about the legendary Sherlock Holmes, sensitively and eloquently depicting his classic, yet heart-wrenching response to the ravages of ageing, serving mankinds' best interests by solving a mystery in the face of his deteriorating deductive powers and memory. Sensitive, intelligent, masterfully told depiction of his great "closing act"!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent acting, good plot, a bit sad

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    pickyaboutSherlocks
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    I bought this as a present, because it was Sherlock & the superb actor Ian McKellen. A movie about Sherlock in his declining years wasn't as appealing as a plot, but I remembered how good a job George C. Scott did in 'They Might Be Giants' & decided to risk it. The DVD was fine and I wasn't very interested in extras, so the sale price made it an easy choice. George C

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mildly entertaining movie.

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    63Cobra
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    This movie takes place in the declining years of Sherlock Holmes life, at his country estate in England, after World War 2, in 1947. Holmes looks to be in his late 80's and his physical and mental condition is in a downward trend. If you are into all things Holmes, see this movie. The story is a bit quirky though and somewhat charming, in an English way.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Aged Sherlock

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    Countprice
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    Ian McKellan gives a fantastic performance of an aged Sherlock Holmes who has started to lose his memory. Struggling to remember his last case and why he retired, Mr. Holmes bonds with the child of his caretaker, and forms what maybe has been missing in his life. Mr. Holmes is a rare peaceful movie nowadays that I recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful performance by Ian McKellen

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    jazzpsych
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    Delightful movie, good acting all around. Lots of layers and ways to look at the relationships a la Erik Erikson; integrity vs despair of old age, the mentoring to a younger generation, as well as the effect of ageing and trauma on memory. Was able to see Ian McKellen as a separate character, not just as Gandalf

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this movie

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    JimmyD
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    Mr. Holmes is a unique take on the Sherlock Holmes story taken from the perspective of Holmes in his later years. Ian McKellen and Laura Linney star in this gem of a movie set mostly in the English countryside. If you love Sherlock Holmes and enjoy great acting then I think you will enjoy this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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