Sherlock Holmes (Blu-ray) (2009) - Oscar ® Nominee!
|The hangman did his job, Dr. Watson declared the condemned man dead....and yet Lord Blackwood has emerged from the tomb to assert his deadly will over 1890 London. Is he in league with the forces of hell itself? Is the whole Empire in peril? It's a mystery macabre - and only Sherlock Holmes can master it.|
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law put memorable imprints on Holmes and Watson in this bold new reimagining that makes the legendary sleuth a daring man of action as well as a peerless man of intellect. Baffling clues, astonishing Holmesian deductions, nimble repartee, catch-your-breath scenes of one slam thing after another - director Guy Ritchie helms the excitement reintroducing the great detective to the world. Meet the new Sherlock Holmes!
"This is very much a Sherlock Holmes movie for the blockbuster era. Keith Phipps, The Onion A.V. Club
"...Downey brings his brain, his wit, and his gift for intelligent underplaying... Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Editor's NoteThough Guy Ritchie (SNATCH) is best known for directing modern crime films set in England, he turns back the clock more than a century for this mystery inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's classic characters. SHERLOCK HOLMES is based on a comic book by Lionel Wigram, and stars IRON MAN's Robert Downey Jr. as the titular detective. Jude Law (COLD MOUNTAIN) stars as Watson, while Rachel McAdams (THE NOTEBOOK) plays Holmes's rival Irene Adler.
Sherlock Holmes (2009) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Blake Matthews Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 4/9/2010 4:32 AM
|When people think of legendary literary character Sherlock Holmes, an image comes to mind of a hawk nosed man, wearing a deerstalker cap, puffing on a pipe with a rotund assistant who helps him solve many a case. In late 2009, Guy Ritchie’s version of the world’s greatest detective was released with many of the characteristics associated with the world’s greatest detective removed from this film. Robert Downey Jr. is the latest actor to portray the super-sleuth, with Jude Law as Dr. John H. Watson. In Sherlock Holmes we find Holmes and Watson helping Scotland Yard’s Inspector Lestrade unravel a nefarious plot that threatens to destroy England....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Robert Downey Jr.|
|Hans Zimmer - Composer|
|Dana Goldberg - Executive Producer|
|Simon Kinberg - Screenwriter|
|Michael Robert Johnson - Story|
|Anthony Peckham - Screenwriter|
|Lionel Wigram - Story|
|Susan Downey - Producer|
|Joel Silver - Producer|
|Dan Lin - Producer|
|Lionel Wigram - Producer|
|Michael Robert Johnson - Screenwriter|
|Bruce Berman - Executive Producer|
|Michael Tadross - Executive Producer|
|Guy Ritchie - Director|
|Hans Zimmer, Nominee, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score|
Golden Globe (2010)
|Robert Downey Jr., Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy|
|Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, Nominee, Best Achievement in Art Direction|
Customer Reviews of Sherlock Holmes (Blu-ray)
The movie was great, but it was a little complicated to understand. The acting was great, especially Robert Downey Jr. I would recommend this movie and the next one (A Game of Shadows). I look forward to seeing more Sherlock Holmes movies coming out!!!
Great take on a classic5/25/2012
I am a loyal Sherlock Holmes fan and loved the old Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce movies. However, Dr. Watson was portrayed as loyal but a bit of a bumbler. The orginal stories of Doyle portrayed him quite differently. Not on Holmes intellectual level but not a bumbler. I think that this current version portrays the good doctor as Doyle meant him to be. The action is fast, with plot twists galore. Good fun and very enjoyable.