Written March 24, 2017
as the first one. I think this franchise is well done and very clever. Robert Downey, Jr. is perfect as Holmes. I have no clue why critics, and others, panned this movie, other than the fact they are pretentious blowhards. Humor, action, suspense, the whole package here.
Written January 02, 2012
Better than the first, Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr. can do no wrong. The cinematography, slow-motion styled battle scenes, and quirky humor throughout make you wish that the film will never end.
Written July 24, 2016
I read Sherlock Holmes in high school and loved it. This film, like the first, keeps all the great Holmesian stuff we remembered...and takes it to a new level. Action, humor, two terrific actors doing two classic characters; Law and Downey Jr. create awesome chemistry as Sherlock and Watson. Gorgeous period sets and costumes. The film trick of getting inside Holmes' head before he reacts to a crisis (a slow-mo/stop-mo "flash-forward" showing how he is thinking out his reaction to an assault) is repeated here to great effect. Introducing a new generation to a classic tale... elementary my dear Watson.
Written January 19, 2017
The movie was a tad bit long—I've come to expect this from hollywood now-a-days. However; where it was easy to understand Jude Law's acting; I found it difficult to listen to Robert Downy Jr.'s mumbling.
Written December 21, 2011
I'm a big Robert Downey Junior fan. This movie was not nearly as good as the first one, in my opinion. The first was GREAT. I guess this was more of the same, but I felt like I was in the theater for 4 hours. Very slow moving. Not worth going to the theater. Stay home and wait for the Netflix or DVD to come out. Save your money and time.
But if you are a Robert Downey Jr fan, then go see it. Not his fault the plot was slow, but his performance is fanatastic as usual. I have to admit, even if I read a bad review on the movie, I would have gone anyway, and I will see the next Sherlock (if Downey in it) as well.