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Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows Movie Review

Sherlock Holmes 2 Rating:  2.9/5

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Sherlock Holmes 2 Movie Review

Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:Times Of India

The visual appeal will not leave you disappointed nor will the plot which travels all across the globe and climaxes in a peace summit in Switzerland. A word about the dialogues: Arresting, humourous and laced with Downey’s characteristic sardonic wit. So where lies the problem? Too much action, infact it seems there is only action. Too long a film that might make action buffs go wild with joy but for those who like their films with a bit of drama, they will end up with a hollow feeling. Sherlock Holmes 2 is a relentless action experience which gives enough to adrenaline hunters to get an overdose.Know what to expect and enjoy the film!

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Raja Sen Site:Rediff

This film has nothing whatsoever to do with the Sherlock Holmes character or the books, no matter how clumsily it tries to make Reichenbach Falls jokes. As self-indulgent rolls-in-the-hay go, it’s a fair bit of fun. Stephen Fry plays Mycroft as a misogynistic nudist exhausted by his own elephantine intellect, and it is here we realise that Ritchie’s entire approach to this film — peopled by mad scientists, gypsies, and people changing faces — is that of a big-budget pantomime. Plot be darned, everyone’s in it to have a good time. So yes, ideal holiday entertainment, this for a rollicking winter evening, Ritchie provides stupid but striking fireworks.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Renuka Vyavahare Site:TOI

If you liked Guy Ritchie’s 2009 Sherlock Holmes, you will like the sequel. However if the previous film made you yawn, the sequel too may tempt you to consume some ‘Sherly’ drugs just to stay awake. Compare the two and story wise the previous film was still better but as a package, Ritchie’s second outing as Sherlock director pretty much follows his standard pattern and style of movie making. By that we mean, Slo-mo action sequences which dominate the film throughout.Ritchie’s sequel highlights Holmes stunt skills more than anything else. However more than the action, it is yet again the chemistry between the lead actors that holds the movie together for you. Performances are another USP. As a sequel, the ‘lengthy’ film has nothing new to offer.

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Roshni Devi Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: The engaging action scenes; the scenes of one-upmanship between Robert Downey, Jr. and Jared Harris; the cinematography; the dialogues.What’s Bad: The confusing plot and the story which seems to stretch a bit, both towards the end.Verdict: Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows is a fair entertainer which will do good business, especially in the Indian cities.Definitely watch Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows for Robert Downey, Jr.’s performance and the engaging action scenes.

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 Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:A O Scott Site:New York Times

Like its predecessor “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” confects a smoky, overcast Victorian world, infuses it with an air of jocular, hairy laddishness and stages a lot of fights in fussy and tiresome slow motion. There is a plot, but no real intrigue, mystery or suspense, and no inkling of anything at stake beyond a childish and belligerent idea of fun. The real point of the movie is the bantering byplay between Holmes and Watson  punctuated by punches, explosions and action sequences

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