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Movie review: 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'

Movie review: ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry and directed by Guy Ritchie.
Oklahoman Published: December 16, 2011

Doyle purists might carp that the original Holmes did not possess such otherworldly sureness of foot or the aptitude for superhuman martial arts — a fair critique, to be sure. But “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” noticeably improves on the original film, giving Downey a coherent story based on Doyle's ideas and a villain worthy of his wits. Putting that together with Downey's insurmountable charisma, “A Game of Shadows” has more substance than its predecessor.

George Lang

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“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”