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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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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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Trivia

Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn and Javier Bardem were considered to play Moriarty. See more »

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During the final dance scene, Dmitri Shostakovich's "Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2" plays. Shostakovich did not write the piece until 1938, when it was written for the State Jazz Orchestra, in Moscow. See more »

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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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Crazy Credits

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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Die Forelle (The Trout)
By Franz Schubert
Performed by Jared Harris
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a nauseating muddy mixed up mess
11 November 2014 | by (Murray (Salt Lake), Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

The film is a nauseating mixed up muddy mess, from beginning to end. Incredibly gimmicky and shallow. Nearly unintelligible dialogue. The gimmickry present reminds one of how the works of Arthur Conan Doyle should *not* be turned into CSI, Batman, or James Bond. And sadly other recent works within the "Sherlock franchise" fall prey to this evil temptation (eg: the BBC's recent Sherlock series). Save your brain. Save your money. Keep your lunch in your stomach. Avoid this film. Instead seek out works with Jeremy Brett. Other portrayals by Robert Downey Jr., even by Benedict Cumbersplatch / Smebersmoch / Hoobersmich / Cumberbatch, are rather akin to shallow harlotry in my view. Mostly unconvinced. Forced. Contrived. Gimmicky. But Jeremy Brett's portrays were near perfect. So search for them instead.


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