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Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows 2011 Subtitles

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Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law
2 hours, 3 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure, Crime
Director Guy Ritchie
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law
Supporting actors Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Paul Anderson, Kelly Reilly, Geraldine James, Eddie Marsan, William Houston, Wolf Kahler, Iain Mitchell, Jack Laskey, Patricia Slater, Karima Adebibe, Richard Cunningham, Marcus Shakesheff, Mark Sheals, George Taylor
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Aug. 2012
Format: DVD
Over the years the character of Sherlock Holmes has been translated onto screen in a variety of ways - true to Conan Doyle's original (Jeremy Brett), as a comic figure (Michael Caine), as a propaganda instrument (Basil Rathbone) and by a host of others in ways too numerous to mention here. But of all of them, this has to be the most fun.

Guy Ritchie's vision of the Holmes legend manages to get a few names, the odd line and occasional detail from the books, but most of the character of Holmes has been reinvented into Robert Downey Jr's very knowing hero. Watson is transformed into much more of a man of action in one of Jude Law's better performances, and it is good to see the Doctor portrayed as a dependable intelligent man capable of his own thought and action, rather than the blind bumbling fool he is often seen as. There is also a fun cameo for Stephen Fry as Mycroft (the interplay between Holmes and Mycroft seems to give a wink to the execrable Peter Cook/Dudley Moore spoof, if Ritchie watched that film as part of his research then I tip my hat to him for his diligence and willingness to suffer for his art!). Ritchie's directorial vision of a Victorian London just starting to enter the modern age, especially with the pictures of the construction of great monuments and buildings we all take for granted today, is definitely refreshing.

With an almost steam punk atmosphere to his vision of Europe, Ritchie weaves a tale around Holmes' struggle against the machinations of a certain Prof. Moriarty, of infamous memory. Moriarty, played with a gleeful evilness by Jared Harris is an opponent worthy of Holmes, and the final face off between the two is very well realised.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 May 2015
Format: DVD
The new take on the classic character of Sherlock Holmes from two years ago proved to be quite divisive. Some fans of the original stories hated how much the character had changed. Personally, I knew he was very different, but I loved the movie anyway. So I was looking forward to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

As Dr. Watson (Jude Law) prepares for his wedding, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) has become obsessed with figuring out what Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) is up to so he can stop him. This obsession leads him to almost botch Watson's stage night.

But when Moriarty turns things person for both men, they must reteam to figure out his end game and find a way to stop him. As they follow the trail all overEurope, can they do it?

So those who complained about the first movie will pretty much find the same things here. The movie is as much about the action scenes as it is the mystery, and it takes the same liberties with the characters. Since I'm not attached to the cannon versions, I don't mind these changes in the slightest.

They seem to have upped the comedy factor this time around. The friends I saw it with and I were laughing so hard at various parts of the film. Yes, there were the more serious moments, and the movie certainly earns it's PG-13 rating from the violence, but it's a lot of fun along the way.

As a mystery, the plot is weaker than it could have been. As one friend pointed out, the story feels unfocused for much of the first half. The movie is still entertaining, but it's not really until the second half that it appears we're actually going somewhere with all the action.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benminx on 11 July 2012
Format: Blu-ray
As someone who was pleasantly surprised by the first Guy Ritchie Holmes movie (mainly because of the superb chemistry of the Holmes/Watson casting) I was unsure if this film would suffer from the typical second-movie syndrome of trying to cram in too much action to top the original. In certain respects, it does. Naomi Rapace is brought in as a gypsy but feels slightly out of place, there's an over-the-top chase through a forest with explosions and slow-mo, and the whole film feels like it's full to bursting. It rarely feels like Holmes is being a detective, more a particularly clever and inventive action-man.
Luckily it's inventive and unusual as well. Starting with Holmes at his most acerbic, unhelpful and obsessive, and taking in Watson's wedding and some amusing brawling, Holmes has become convinced that random events are being masterminded, and it's not long before we meet Jared Harris' sinisterly polite and urbane Moriarty.
Harris makes Moriarty interestingly complex and not a typical sneering villain. Nicely, you do get the feeling that Holmes is in genuine danger, and out of his depth as he pursues the man at great risk and tries to sabotage his goals. The movie loosely follows the traditional 'endgame' tale but the falls are spectacularly re-imagined, and the story managed to throw me several twists and surprises that helped to re-fresh a tale I thought I'd be over-familiar with.
As a result, Ritchie's certainly a wise choice. The odd marriage of action and occasionally punchy, abrasive style and visual invention helps to breathe new life into the tale, as does the bickering buddy-cop relationship brought to the table by Law and Downey-Jr.
Fun, exciting and frequently humorous. It isn't perfect, but it's very good.
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