Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

!!! Seen it in January 2010 !!!

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

Nominated for 2 Oscars:

Best Original Score
Best Art Direction

This movie is very enjoyable if you don't look too much into the plot. It's not a murder mystery like many would've expected. It's the journey that counts, not the mystery solving. So if you have no grand expectations, Sherlock is a fun experience, mostly due to the charisma of the two leading men.
Robert Downey Jr. gives a surprising wonderful performance (surprising because in such genre you don't always have to bother) and Jude Law is very effective in a charming supporting role. The direction is fine for an action flick, but the supporting characters (and performances) are boring and ignorable. I don't remember much of the Original Score, but the Art Direction looks dead-on for that certain era and it deserves an Oscar win.
My rating for the film: 7/10. The men make it worthy.


  1. "This movie is very enjoyable if you don't look too much into the plot"

    I'm going to pretend you didn't just say that. Harumph (this is me getting on my high horse).
    It's kind of funny that Bones got exactly half of this...

  2. These are 2 very different movies. I wouldn't compare. But I DEFINITELY enjoyed Sherlock, unlike Bones.