Mr. Holmes Synopsis
MR. HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

A more human side of Sherlock Holmes

By dmzobel
This film finds an elderly Holmes struggling to remember the details of a case from 30 years ago while confronting his own mortality and the mistakes he's made in the past. In his portrayal, Ian...

Great Movie

By Film-girlly
A very British film. Well acted, smart and with stunning photography. It is a pleasure to have a film slowly and deliciously evolve. What a wonderful concept to watch someone age gracefully while...

Not your normal Holmes story

By bipaganrose
I really enjoyed this movie. First of all, Sir Ian McKellen. I'm a huge fan. He could act an entire scene and never say a word, his face is that expressive. Second, Sherlock Holmes. I thought it...

Ian McKellan!!!

By jzink2012
Ian McKellan was his amazing self! Is there any role he can't play? Go see this clever movie....

Well done

By jwalker1051
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The storyline, the acting and the amount of time was perfect. I would definitely see it again....

Mr. Holmes Inspiration

By PeggyChron
I love Conan Doyle's character and hoped that for once a movie would depict him authentically. But this was better than expected, especially for a senior citizen like me. The character deals with...

Mr Holmes

By lucymercedesmcgrath
Lovely lovely film...

Mr. Holmes

By stranskycharles
One of my favorite characters in fiction portrayed by Sir Ian McKellan with impeccable aplomb. Laura Linney and Milo Parker are superb as supporting characters. A wonderful group of UK actors...

Emotional masterpiece!

By 60elky
Take your hankies. This makes up in psychology and emotion what it lacks in action. McKellen gets Best Actor in my world, with his supporting cast not far behind. Must see....

A very British film

By zfranklyn
An interesting image of Holmes in late age. But if you're looking for the Holmes that you may be expecting, don't expect it. It's also a very British film. Typical in its ultrarealism and......

More Info

Rated PG | For Thematic Elements, Some Disturbing Images and Incidental Smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Smart, literate, low-key drama about memory and stories.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS