I went to see Sherlock Holmes last night and I loved it. Having never seen nor read any of his previous adventures, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ll admit my expectations were somewhat low after reading a couple of reviews that mentioned the story lacking in depth. I was even somewhat frustrated while watching the movie as I tried to piece together some of what I considered plot holes. But when the movie ended and the mystery was solved I only wanted more – which I will get when the sequel comes out.
The film isn’t an Oscar contender by any means, but that doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable – thanks to strong performances from Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Understand ahead of time that the film wants you to get lost in the plot details. It’s a mystery. It’ll all make sense in the end.
3 out of 5 stars