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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

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Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

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

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16 December 2011 (USA)  »

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Sherlock Holmes 2  »

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$125,000,000 (estimated)

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$39,637,079 (USA) (16 December 2011)

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$186,830,669 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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The world's last sea-going paddle steamer, PS Waverly, is seen when Holmes and Watson cross the English channel. The PS Waverly is docked and in regular use on the River Clyde, Glasgow. See more »

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At the munitions factory, when Col. Moran offers Holmes a pistol, it's a Mauser C96. Which was first put into production in 1896. See more »

Quotes

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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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Die Forelle (The Trout)
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Going for the story of the book? Not here
25 December 2011 | by (Denmark) – See 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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