Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
Like in the previous Sherlock Holmes film, the word "haymaker" is used, this time by Moriarty when anticipating a fight against Holmes. But it wasn't used as a fighting term until 1906. See more »
Dr. John Watson:
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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The Warner Bros/Village Roadshow/Silver Pictures logos, opening title, closing title and part of the closing credits appear in the pages of Dr. Watson's manuscript, with the latter two accompanied by illustrations of scenes from the film. See more »
The original movie created an excellent formula that should have been taken and used successfully in this sequel. Unfortunately this movie sells out to an American "Hollywood" audience, and as a result alienates fans of the Sherlock Holmes genre.
Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law are very entertaining, however Rachel McAdams is painful and brings little to the movie other than the usual fluttering of her eye lashes and cliché promiscuity.
Guy Ritchie seems to be a one trick pony. His directorial techniques have changed little in the 15 years since his 1997 hit Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Obviously, the main difference being the seizable Warner Bros budget now at his disposal.
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