Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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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

Guy Ritchie

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.

Sherlock Holmes

Jude Law

Dr. John Watson

Noomi Rapace

Madam Simza Heron

Rachel McAdams

Irene Adler

Jared Harris

Professor James Moriarty

Stephen Fry

Mycroft Holmes

Paul Anderson

Colonel Sebastian Moran

Kelly Reilly

Mary Watson

Geraldine James

Mrs. Hudson

Eddie Marsan

Inspector Lestrade

William Houston

Constable Clark

Wolf Kahler

Doctor Hoffmanstahl

Iain Mitchell


Jack Laskey


Patricia Slater

Shush Club Maitre D'


Official Website:
Official site [Spain] |
Warner Bros. [France] |

Release Date: 16 December 2011

Filming Locations: Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK

Opening Weekend: $39,637,079
(18 December 2011)
(3703 Screens)

Gross: $187,573,200
(12 February 2012)

Technical Specs


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.


Mycroft Holmes:
[referring to Watson]
You know, he's nothing like as slow witted as you've been leading me to believe, Sherly.

User Review

Better than the first one

Rating: 9/10

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.