Category Archives: Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr. is “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) – reviewed by George

This movie is very self-congratulatory, or at least its publicists, cast, and crew are. Phrases like “re-imagining” and “re-inventing Sherlock” are thrown around a lot, on the packaging for the dvd and in its Interviews. ¬†And if you’ve been following … Continue reading

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Jonathan Pryce is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars” (2007) – reviewed by George

This is splendid: an original story featuring the Irregulars with good performances from all and a wonderful score! Jonathan Pryce and Bill Paterson make a clever and convincing pair as Holmes and Watson, and the six young actors who play … Continue reading

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Douglas Henshall is Arthur Conan Doyle in “The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle” (2005) – reviewed by George

This BBC film is extraordinary – part biography of Doyle and part psychological analysis of the man. Henshall does an amazing job, but as good as all the actors are, the standout performance is by Tim McInnerny as Selden, the … Continue reading

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Rupert Everett as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking” (2004) – reviewed by George

Extraordinary! A completely original story with some startling new things along the way! Holmes is in an opium den while poor men and women are scrounging in the mud alongside the Thames, looking for anything to sell, when one finds … Continue reading

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Richard Roxburgh as Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (2002) – reviewed by George

Wow! I was not looking forward to this because we have had so many versions of this story, but the creators here have come up with something so exciting, so scary, that it ends up being the best Hound so … Continue reading

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James D’Arcy is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock: Case of Evil” (2002)

Very impressive opening: Holmes (James D’Arcy) is chasing two men down dark streets. They split up, but he doesn’t hesitate, and the man he eventually catches up with is Moriarty (Vincent Donofrio). They fight with swords and Moriarty both taunts … Continue reading

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Matt Frewer is Sherlock Holmes in “The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire” (2002) – reviewed by George

Holmes is busily preaching the scientific approach to Watson of all people, just because Watson (Kenneth Welsh) said he could understand people paying spiritualists to contact their dead loved ones, when Mrs. Hudson (Kathleen McAuliffe) bursts in with a message … Continue reading

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Matt Frewer as Sherlock Holmes in “The Royal Scandal” (2001) – reviewed by George

In this mash-up of “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans” Sherlock has to outwit the brilliant and destructive Irene Adler (Liliana Komorowska) AND deal with the Crown Prince (Robin Wilcock) over a photograph Irene has … Continue reading

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Matt Frewer is Sherlock Holmes in “The Sign of Four” (2001) – reviewed by George

This is the best, most wonderful version yet, and is not likely to be bested in the future. Striking changes add suspense and excitement, and the ending is outstandingly excellent. To start with, the prologue is very well done – … Continue reading

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Matt Frewer is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (2000) – reviewed by George

I was open, but I really didn’t expect such a good movie after having seen a lot of “Hounds”. The screenwriter Joe Wiesenfeld has done a really good job of getting all of the elements in, even Mr. Frankland and … Continue reading

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