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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)

A serial killer stalking the teen-aged daughters of the aristocracy brings Sherlock Holmes out of his drug-filled semi-retirement.

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A serial killer stalking the teen-aged daughters of the aristocracy brings Sherlock Holmes out of his drug-filled semi-retirement.

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Daniel Webb played Lestrade in Hound Of The Baskervilles but was not available to play the role again See more »

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Many characters seen smoking filtered cigarettes, which were not available until 1935, and were considered a specialty item until the fifties. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: There should be no combination of events for which the wit of man cannot conceive an explanation.
Sherlock Holmes: Really, Watson, you are scintillating this morning.
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Follows The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002) See more »

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La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid. No. 6, Op. 30
Written by Luigi Boccherini
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A Good Holmes, A Mediocre Story
24 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Stage, screen, and television adaptations or features using Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters turn on one simple, inescapable point: do we believe the actor as Holmes? If the answer is yes, then a bad story is still pretty good. If the answer is no, then whatever other attractions the story holds are worthless.

The answer here is clearly yes: Rupert Everett is very good as Sherlock Holmes. The transfer from print to screen is almost flawless. If anything, too much is made of Holmes' obvious flaws as a human being: his recreational drug use, patronizing arrogance, indifference to the feelings of others, preoccupation with the workings of his own mind. This Holmes reminds me of Dorian Gray. It is only his love of solving crimes that keeps him from committing them.

The story is pretty pedestrian. This isn't quite as bad as "the butler did it," but it's close. I won't spoil the movie as others here have by saying more. I liked the scenes where Holmes is reasoning out who the killer is. This was clever, unforeseen, and quite believable. But, from the time the chief suspect is identified, until he was finally caught .. the entire climax of the movie, in other words .. was ..well, trite, clichéd, and elementary, my dear Watson ..

Kudos to Helen McCrory and Perdita Weeks in supporting performances.


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