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Sherlock (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  25 October 2002 (USA)
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Early in his crime-solving career, Sherlock Holmes attempts to prevent Moriarty from cornering the heroin market.

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The game is afoot. This made for cable movie focuses on the young 20-something Sherlock Holmes. As the movie opens, Sherlock is in pursuit of the evil Moriarty and apparently shoots him to death, but his body cannot be found as he falls in a sewer. Ah, but anyone who knows the Holmes mythos knows that Moriarty is not so easily killed. Nonetheless, Holmes gains notoriety with the press and the police for his apparent killing of the evil Moriarty. This accomplishment brings him into the company of Dr. Watson, an early practitioner of autopsies, for the first time. Together, they start an investigation into the murder of several crimelords and become convinced that Moriarty is alive and behind a plot to organize drug dealing. Given that Moriarty is supposedly dead, Holmes finds it hard to convince Inspector Lestrade. Holmes investigation leads him to a beautiful prostitute, who posed as a rich woman to lure Holmes into the plot. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence, drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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As Sherlock and Mycroft describe a man on the street during their 'old game', the dialogue is taken practically word for word from Arthur Conan Doyle's short story 'The Greek Interpreter', which introduced Mycroft. See more »

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We are shown two newspaper front pages. The date of the first newspaper is Tuesday October 2, 1886. The actual day was Saturday 2nd. The second newspaper was dated Wednesday October 17, 1886. The actual day was Sunday 17th. See more »

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The Worst Sherlock Holmes Film Ever
14 March 2004 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

I recently watched this film and was amased at how bad it was. I am a great fan of Sherlock Holmes and have read all the books and seen most films produced, this interpretation was NOT him.

I found the use of CGI pathetic as it was obvious, his drinking habits were confusing (he drank a bottle of vodka, a bottle of red wine and then half a bottle of absinth which would have made him blind), he slept with four women (two at the same time) and still somehow managed to save the day.

Mycroft was played by one of my favourite actors but even he couldn't save the show. He is portrayed as a cripple who is frightened to go out. Mycroft is supposed to be a strong minded person who works for the government.

Watson was the best of the lot, but i don't remember him being a mortician, also he should have been in the war.

The biggest gaff I found was that they took a scene from "Hands of a Murderer" and made a couple of adjustments but it was still the same scene, didn't they have anything better to do?

I would tell anyone who is considering watching this not to bother unless you are doing it for free and have nothing better to do, this is not for Sherlockians!


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