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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

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Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe.

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Guy Ritchie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Sherlock Holmes
Jude Law ... Dr. John Watson
Noomi Rapace ... Madam Simza Heron
Rachel McAdams ... Irene Adler
Jared Harris ... Professor James Moriarty
Stephen Fry ... Mycroft Holmes
Paul Anderson ... Colonel Sebastian Moran
Kelly Reilly ... Mary Watson
Geraldine James ... Mrs. Hudson
Eddie Marsan ... Inspector Lestrade
William Houston ... Constable Clark
Wolf Kahler ... Doctor Hoffmanstahl
Iain Mitchell Iain Mitchell ... Auctioneer
Jack Laskey ... Carruthers
Patricia Slater Patricia Slater ... Shush Club Maitre D'
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Storyline

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes' older brother Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy named Simza (Noomi Rapace). Written by ABID NAZIR

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French | Italian | German | Romany

Release Date:

16 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Holmes 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,637,079, 18 December 2011

Gross USA:

$186,848,418

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$543,848,418
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In Paris, Professor Moriarty picks up a newspaper (the Daily Graphic). On the back of the paper is an ad for "Lazenby's Soup Squares". At the end of the movie, Holmes, while speaking to Moriarty, says "On Her Majesty 's Secret Service", the title of the Ian Fleming James Bond novel, and the only Bond film starring George Lazenby. See more »

Goofs

When Professor Moriarty opens the account book after the game of chess with Holmes, on the balcony over the water fall, he finds out that it was switched by Holmes in the factory.

Holmes had answered Moriarty's question (if he was the fish or the fisherman) by turning the account book replacement into a flip book, which shows the fish eating the fisherman. However Moriarty only asked Holmes the metaphorically question after Holmes had already switched the books. Holmes could not have known the question before switching the books. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. John Watson: [voice-over] The year was 1891. Storm clouds were brewing over Europe. France and Germany were at each other's throats, the result of a series of bombings. Some said it was the Nationalists. Others, the anarchists. But as usual, my friend Sherlock Holmes, had a different theory entirely.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: The closing title "THE END" appears as part of Dr. Watson's manuscript; Holmes corrects the manuscript to make it "THE END?" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.23 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Forelle
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by Ian Bostridge / Julius Drake
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Going for the story of the book? Not here
25 December 2011 | by MrSirVikingSee all my reviews

Now i have read all the books of Sherlock Holmes, and if you are going to this movie thinking that they have made it from the book, then you are wrong and will be disappointed. This movie has as much with the original book of Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty to do as Sherlock Holmes has to do with The Detective Colombo. Yes they are both detectives and they solve crime, but thats about it. Many characters in this movie doesn't exist in the original book, a lot of the main story of the film don't exist in the book and Sherlock Holmes don't act like the Sherlock Holmes in the book would have done. The creator of this movie has not given Sherlock Holmes the credit that he deserves. This movie doses not deserve to be called Sherlock Holmes. If this movie had been called something completely else, i would have given this movie more stars, but since this is called Sherlock Holmes then i cannot give this movie more stars.. because it don't justify to be called Sherlock Holmes.


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