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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$186,830,669 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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Trivia

Stephen Fry (Mycroft) and Jared Harris (Moriarty) share the same birthday. See more »

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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 »

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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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 »


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Fischerweise, D881
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by Irmgard Seefried
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Sell Out
21 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

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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