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A good adaptation of one of the best Holmes stories,
This review is from: The Sign Of Four [DVD]  (DVD)
Ian Richardson's outing as Sherlock Holmes, this time, is better than his version of Hound of the Baskervilles. In my opinion this adaptation sticks quite close to the book. The casting is very good except for that of Watson who is played like a buffoon.
If I have to level one criticism of Ian Richardson's portrayal of Holmes it is that he displays far too much emotion (mainly humour). His Holmes is not quite the cold logician of the books.
To sum up, an above average adaptation of one of the better Holmes stories.