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Mr Holmes DVD Review

23 October 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Bill Condon

Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker

Certificate: PG

Running Time: 104 minutes

Perhaps best known as the director behind huge titles such as The Others, Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, The Fifth Estate and upcoming Disney live-action Beauty and the Beast, Bill Condon‘s name attached to something as quaint as Mr Holmes might come as a surprise, but he certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind written by Mitch Cullin, Mr Holmes sees living legend Ian McKellen take on the role of our title character. Set in 1947, Holmes has retired to the quiet countryside of Sussex. Now aged 93, he’s determined to prove he’s just as capable as he was in his younger years, but his housekeeper Mrs Munro (Linney) and son Roger (Parker) would argue against this.

As any child normally is, Roger is nosy and »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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