Review Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows

By Hannah Booth

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law revive their roles as detective Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. John Watson as they take on criminal mastermind and old nemesis, Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris).

After the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead the police are convinced it is suicide, however Holmes is sure that Moriarty is has to be responsible. Clues lead the duo to an underground gentlemen’s club, where they celebrate Watson’s last night of bachelorhood with Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft(Stephen Fry). It’s here Holmes comes across a gypsy fortune teller called Sim (Noomi Rapace), whose down as the killer’s next target after her involvement with the Austrian prince’s murder.

Holmes and Watson cut cross continents with Moriarty close behind, as the investigation becomes even more dangerous. The fate of the future western civilisation is at stake, as a new Sherlock adventure begins. The unstoppable duo joins forces again in this highly anticipated sequel to director Guy Ritchie’s first Holmes movie, Sherlock Holmes (2009).

Release date: 16 December 2011

Running time: 129 mins

Director: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Rachael McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly, Geraldine James.

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