Sherlock Holmes

A Game of Shadows

DVD - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Sherlock Holmes
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Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room, until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large, Professor James Moriarty, and not only is he Holmes's intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Holmes's investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany, and finally Switzerland.

Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2012]
Edition: Rental ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: Game of shadows

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Feb 24, 2015
  • jeffi22 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I watched the first one, so a little confused because some of the comments are about the sequel.

Anyway, I thought it was a decent action film with some witty dialogue and twists (even if you could see them from the beginning). Definitely a different interpretation of Holmes, which is neither good nor bad.

Jan 27, 2015
  • StarGladiator rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Full agreement with Ms. Steinert below. Sad that the roles Noomi Rapace are acting in lately really don't display her full talent.

Jan 25, 2015
  • LauraSteinert rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The movie was not as good as Downey's first out as Sherlock. It would be a good idea to end the franchise now. Still it is an okay movie for a nothing else to do rainy day.

Nov 13, 2014

SO MUCH FUN!
I love this Sherlock 'version'! With all the British Sherlock movies, shows, books and videos from the past (all of which I've enjoyed) I thought there just couldn't be another good one.
WRONG!
This movie is a delight. Made me want to go out & buy the soundtrack. Also, the way this movie portrays Sherlock's "ratiocination" is quite effective. Action is engaging and I recommend it h highly!

Oct 29, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Benedict Cumberbatch is, both physically and characteristically, more faithful to the original, but the love, loyalty, and repartee between these characters is definitely worth watching. The science and detection are questionable, and the action tends to be of the "things blow up real good" variety.

Oct 23, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It's hard with the BBC production of Sherlock to see in retrospect any other remake (as politicsownus) pointed out. There are a few good bits, one amazing Guy Ritchie scene, but for the most part it was pretty boring. Nothing really to talk about, which made me sad because i really like Guy Ritchie, i expected more...

Aug 29, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't care about none of the characters in this totally unexpected and unnecessary REMAKE of what probably used to be a good mystery/suspense program period.Because of this EXTREMELY NARCISSISTIC and EXTREMELY ARROGANT REMAKE,this detective went from being like the GOLD standard of critical thinkers and mentally stimulating puzzle solving to an action hero that is a tough guy now.From brains to extremely lucky brawn now ladies and gentlemen,BUT I DIGRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 29, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This totally unnecessary and unexpected 2nd remake of what is suppose to be the GOLD standard of mystery/suspense entertainment programs IS STILL POLARIZING and DISENGAGING despite all of the CGI slow motion OVERKILL violence in this 2 hours and 9 minutes waste of my time i can never get back ever again period.HOLLYWOOD PLEASE DO NOT MAKE A 3RD INSTALLMENT OF THIS EXTREMELY NARCISSISTIC AND ARROGANT REMAKE AKA DECONSTRUCTION OF THIS DETECTIVE SERIES PERIOD,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 14, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One can add Jared Harris to the list of actors who have given a terrific and delightful performance as the evil and cunning criminal mastermind, Professor James Moriarty. That being said, this second Robert Downey Jr. Jude Law Holmes movie I found to be even better than the first, based on the merits of you have a prime villain against the relentless heroes. The action is fast paced and breathtaking, not stopping for even one moment. Perfect for a night's viewing.

Jul 02, 2014

Nice take on a classic character but if you don't know the general details of the Sherlock Holmes' life than you might be slightly confused as the film starts in the middle of his life and gives the impression that it is a sequel even though it isn't.

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May 06, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

(Watson asking Holmes what his criminal girlfriend was looking for) "Oh, a human canoe. She could sit on your back and paddle you up the Thames."

Jun 08, 2013
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Inspector Lestrade: That's not Blackwood!

Sherlock Holmes: Well, now we have a firm grasp of the obvious.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sherlock Holmes: "Madam, this is a glorious hedgehog goulash... I can't remember ever having had better..." Dr. John Watson: "Do tell me: When was the last time you had a hedgehog goulash?" Sherlock Homes: "I told you, Watson. I can't remember..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sherlock Holmes (of Moriarty): "If we can stop him, we shall prevent the collapse of Western civilization... No pressure."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sherlock Holmes (of his dislike of horses): "...Dangerous at both ends, crafty in the middle..."

Jul 23, 2012
  • EmmaKelly14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(Sherlock lights pipe)
Watson: What are we doing down here?
Sherlock: *We* are waiting, *I* am smoking

Jul 11, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: Trust me I am a professional.

Jul 11, 2012

Dr. Watson: Get that out of my face.
Sherlock Holmes: It's not in your face, it's in my hand.
Dr. Watson: Get what is in your hand out of my face.

Jul 11, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: Stop complaining.
Dr. Watson: Complaining! How am I complaining? I'm not complaining! I never complain! I don't complain that you practice your violin at three in the morning, that you make a mess of my rooms -
Sherlock Holmes: Our rooms.
Dr. Watson: Our rooms then, I don't complain that you steal my clothes -
Sherlock Holmes: Uh, we have a barter system.
Dr. Watson: I don't even complain that you kill my dog!
Sherlock Holmes: Our dog. Gladstone is our dog.
Dr. Watson: But what I do take issue with is you trying to sabotage my relationship with Mary!

Sep 03, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Inspector Lestrade: "In another life, Mr. Holmes, you would have made a excellent criminal." ... Sherlock Holmes: "Yes, and you an excellent policeman."

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Jan 20, 2013
  • RichardPaul rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Jul 15, 2012
  • Captain_America rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 11, 2012

KayJayBee thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jun 21, 2012
  • nerdatron2000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 02, 2012

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Sep 03, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 19, 2010
  • Ryan Akler-Bishop rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 23, 2010
  • bpn_303 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 03, 2010
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Nov 19, 2012

Sexual Content: there is one nude scene when sherlock's brother is naked in front of his girl-friend

Sep 03, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: There are several fight scenes, both with weapons and without. Characters are threatened by explosions, gun shots, fights to the death, fights for entertainment.

Sep 03, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Suggested only: There is one scene where a character is tied naked to a bed. A pillow covers the vital parts.

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Jun 21, 2012
  • nerdatron2000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There is a problem and our best detective has to fix it. A *practicutioner* (can't spell) of "black magic" is jailed and hanged but he's still running amognst the citezens of what ever town (i think it is london) this movie is set in. He has caused a series of deaths that you can believe to be "black magic". Borrow this item to see the satonishing finish. It's not as it seems. :)

Summary by: Nerdatron

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

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