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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows - Review (2011)

Robert Downey Jr. is great at one thing, one important thing, being watchable.  His performances draw and keep your attention.  It is this quality that prevents the audience from bailing early and allows us to stick through the drawn out, convoluted first half of this film.  He does gets some help from a surprisingly well cast Jude Law as Dr. Watson - their chemistry is the main draw of the film.  Unfortunately the typically reliable Noomi Rapace  and Jared Harris get swallowed up by their surrounding, given little to do or say that is memorable.

As for the plot, it is a bit of a mess.  You know who the good guy is, you know who the bad guy is all there is to do is watch them be clever and see how one of them wins.  I wonder whom that could be.

Although the film does not bring much new to the plate and in the end feels kind of empty, if you can make it to the rousing half it is not bad for a night's entertainment.

5.5 out of 10

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