Written January 02, 2012
Downey is divine as the irrascible and looney Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law the faithful but fitful compatriot. First and foremost this is a buddy movie. Two men truly in love with each other as best buds and brothers. Holmes makes Watson totally crazy but the love keeps them together. Secondly, Moriarity is brilliantly played at the iconic sociopath and a true match for Holmes is great to watch. Lots of action. Lots of droll, sarcastic humor (where would you rather be Watson, on your honeymoon or here at a munitions factory fighting the bad guys?) You also meet Sherlock's arrogant brother with his own quirks, and watch Watson's wife come into her own.A little too violent for the small kids but otherwise a great romp. Finally a sequel that's good.
Written January 03, 2012
This is a MUST SEE in the theatre....don't wait for it to come out in video! There is too much action and too many subtle things such as facial features and clues that would be missed on the small screen.
We didn't think they could do any better than the first film but it far surpassed our expectations. DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Even if you are not a Sherlock Holmes fan, like me, you will love this!
Written December 21, 2011
The movie was great. Just as good as the first one. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are an awesome duo. It is a greatly entertaining movie. This is a must see during the holiday season.
Written December 17, 2011
Written November 26, 2014
I'm a Sherlock Holmes fan. I've read all of the books more than once and seen most of the various movie and tv renditions of Sherlock. This is not based on one of the books but has elements of several of them. If you are familiar with the books you'll have fun remembering which ones are are being used in this movie. If you haven't read the books, you should enjoy a fun movie based in the pre-WW1 years. WARNING: There is no sex, swearing or violence for the sake of violence.