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Sherlock Holmes [DVD] [2009]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (183 out of 186)

    Special Features


    • Sherlock Holmes: reinvented

    Synopsis


    Sherlock Holmes
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous super-sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, gets an update with this adaptation of Lionel Wigram's comic book series by writer/director Guy Ritchie (RocknRolla) starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular detective, with Jude Law stepping into the shoes of his sidekick, Dr. Watson. Heading up the rest of the cast are RocknRolla's Mark Strong as the film's villain, Blackwood, and Rachel McAdams portraying the love interest, Irene Adler. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Downey, Jr.
      Robert Downey, Jr. - Sherlock Holmes
    • Jude Law
      Jude Law - Dr. Watson
    • Rachel McAdams
      Rachel McAdams - Irene Adler
    • Mark Strong
      Mark Strong - Blackwood
    • Eddie Marsan
      Eddie Marsan - Inspector Lestrade



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 186 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I used to work renting out movies, believe me

      Posted
      ibreakthings
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      There are a few camera effects used and general setting choices made to enhance the setting, not everybody likes movies that do this. generally blues and grays are used heavily, however this does enhance the movie for me, and it may for you as well. So, no spoilers here, I saw it in the theaters, I don't bother to see something in theaters unless it crosses a certian threshold, specifically it must be an action film of sorts (because comedy looks just as good on a TV/PC), it must have a plot, it must not involve one Uwe Boll (of bad video game film fame) or be directly derived from a video game (where if you have played the game you have seen the movie), etc. Most of the movies that qualify are worth seeing once, and perhaps a rental/borrow from library/stream/whatever about 1 in 20 surpass this threshold and become movies you MUST have on Blu-Ray for the quality... etc. So, trust me, this is one of the exceedingly rare movies where the plot, acting, action,camera is solid and comes together well. In addition the special features are very good, alot of the reaserch (and you have to do some for a film like this) is shown and some amusing people are met (sherlock conventions, who knew?) So again, until the store closed as a casualty of Netflix in the mid 2000's I rented out movies, I saw numerous movies for free as a perk of the job, I know what makes a movie worth seeing more than just twice, more than three times really. This movie has that something... so do the other movies I recommend below (Equilibrium and Taken are among the best two action films I have ever seen, I discovered Equilibrium during my tenure in the twilight of movie-rental-storedom)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent blu-ray and acting

      Posted
      lucky55
      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      I finally bought this blu-ray a few days ago i put off buying it for a long time because i didn't have a very good experience seeing it in the theater screaming children people yelling at the screen etc so i really couldn't hear what holmes was saying half the time also the movie looked to dark in the theater... However this blu-ray is a different story i love everything about it ! the look of the movie the acting even the storyline is quite interesting and the special features are really good as well. i'm really glad i bought this and i can't get over how great RDJ is in this role . so there you have it short and sweet it's definately worth getting on blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the year's BEST!

      Posted
      BigSooch76

      This movie is well worth the money. I would have spent another $10 just to own it. It was absolutely amazing. Robert Downey was amazing by far his best performance to date. He depicts Sherlock Holmes wonderfully. And Jude Law is great as his sidekick. Makes you feel like you are Sherlock Holmes, as you are kept guessing on the case for the entire movie. Once you find out the result in the end it's a wonderful masterpiece that pieces together all the parts of the movie beautifully. A movie worth watching over and over again and one you should for sure have in your collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic Movie

      Posted
      Infamous216

      I seen this movie in theaters and I am going to buy it today. Incredible movie!! There might have been something off about the ending, but I need to watch it a few more times to remember and fully appreciate it. This was an incredible movie to see in theaters and can only get better on bluray. I am a little to young to really appreciate the original Sherlock Homes but I am pretty sure this movie does it justice. The action was awesome, the plot was great, it had comedy as expected. So overall I thought very good. You shouldn't be disappointed in this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Bluray

      Posted
      MovieMan1

      This movie directed by Guy Ritchie has got to be the best portrayal of Sherlock Holmes I have ever seen. The cinematography in this is just as good as the acting. The acting chemistry between Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and Rachel McAdams is amazing. This movie ends with a potential for a huge sequel. At first I was upset that this movie did not have Professor Moriarty in it until I watched the end. I will now be eagerly awaiting the sequel to come.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great retelling

      Posted
      BilbroSwaggins
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      I love this movie. Robert Downey Jr. plays an excellent revision of Sherlock and Jude Law an excellent revision of Dr. Watson. I love that it brought much more action into a mystery genre without oversimplifying the plot and making the twists and turns too easy. If you like Sherlock from the BBC, Downey's Sherlock keeps that same arrogance that Cumberbatch's has down so well. If you haven't seen it, you simply must!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

      Posted
      TechGirl101
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      It may be called "Sherlock Homes," but it is not like the old traditional Sherlock Homes, but overall it is good movie. I'm not a big fan of movies using old names and being different from the original book or movie/series, but still a pretty good movie for the most part. Movie should not be shown to kids under 13, like the rating suggest. Also look into the second movie if you enjoy this one. Both are pretty good movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great start to a new Sherlock Holmes series

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      JSwish
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      I've always been a fan of Guy Ritchie films and I was thrilled when he was picked for the Sherlock Holmes series. The plot is good but it can take some time to get used to how Ritchie films and directs. The plot also could have been a little better. If you're not used to this type of cinematography you may be caught off guard at first. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law were a perfect fit together.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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