Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsDecember 16, 2011
Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 7.7/10 (72,686 voted)
Critic's Score: 48/100
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes's older brother Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy named Sim (Noomi Rapace).
Writers: Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney
Robert Downey Jr.
Dr. John Watson
Madam Simza Heron
Professor James Moriarty
Colonel Sebastian Moran
Shush Club Maitre D'
Release Date: 16 December 2011
Filming Locations: Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK
Opening Weekend: $39,637,079
(18 December 2011)
(12 February 2012)
Did You Know?
The chess board motif runs through out the whole film in either actual chess boards or floors with Black and white checkered squares.
In the stag night scene, the music of "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" is heard. The action takes place in 1891. The song was not written until 1892.
[referring to Watson]
You know, he's nothing like as slow witted as you've been leading me to believe, Sherly.
Better than the first one
This movie was absolutely fantastic. I have been waiting for it for
what feels like forever now and it truly did not disappoint. The
storyline was clever, the dynamic between Watson and Holmes was
charming and beautiful, and the effects were incredible. Honestly, as
much of a fan I am of the first movie, its sequel surpassed it and my
overall expectation. Some the effects were unnecessary at times, but I
really enjoy the style in which these movies are edited. It can be
slightly confusing periodically, another reason to rewatch, still pay
attention closely. Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.'s chemistry was
compelling and the supporting actors were on par. I laughed, I nearly
screamed, and I even cried. Game of Shadows is gripping, exciting,
hilarious,and even draws tears. You'll be cheering throughout and
satisfied with the end. Too be honest, it is absolutely one of the best
movies of this year.