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Sherlock Holmes (2010)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  26 January 2010 (USA)
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Sherlock Holmes and Watson are on the trail of a criminal and scientific mastermind who seems to control monsters and creations which defy belief.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Syder ...
William Huw ...
David Shackleton ...
Rachael Evelyn ...
Neil Williams ...
Kate Thomas ...
Iago McGuire ...
Lees (as Iago Patrick McGuire)
Richard Sanderson ...
Thomes Jones ...
Laith Jawzi ...


Sherlock Holmes and Watson are on the trail of a criminal and scientific mastermind who seems to control monsters and creations which defy belief.

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The world's greatest detective has finally met his match.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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The "Mockbuster" rival edition of the Guy Ritchie blockbuster with the same title, following the tradition established by The Asylum (2000). See more »


The very first shot of the film shows London during World War 2. It includes the Barbican (built on land bombed during the war and fully opened in 1982) and the Millennium Bridge (built between 1998 and 2000). See more »


Sherlock Holmes: My given name is Robert Sherlock Holmes. But who would ever remember a detective called Robert Holmes?
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Sherlock Holmes in on the Asylum.
30 June 2010 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

First off, let's start by letting you know that this ISN'T the Guy Ritchie movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. This is the, almost inevitable nowadays, "mockbuster" released by those purveyors of low-quality cinema, The Asylum Home Entertainment. If you're unfamiliar with their work then titles like Transmorphers, The Day The Earth Stopped and 2012: Supernova should give you enough of an idea as to what to expect. Considering they also gave us the barmy and brilliant (in it's own way) Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus it's safe to say that they never seem to get sent an invite come Oscar time.

So this time they have a go at interpreting the world's greatest detective (played here by Ben Syder) and how do they do? Surprisingly, it's not all that bad. The movie certainly has a standard of quality in most of it's scenes lacking in many of the company's other releases. Syder is not the greatest actor in the world but the characterisation of Holmes isn't a bad one at all – many may actually prefer it to the blockbuster action hero version seen in Ritchie's movie. Gareth David-Lloyd is a suitable foil as Dr. Watson and Dominic Keating does well in his role. William Huw is pretty poor in the role of Inspector Lestrade but, thankfully, we don't have to see a lot of him anyway. Things move along quickly enough as Holmes begins to unravel a mystery that includes a giant sea beast, a dinosaur and a number of other things that may seem illogical until our man puts his great mind to use.

Director Rachel Goldenberg, working from a decent screenplay by Paul Bales, does okay with what she's given. Yes, there are the usual number of dodgy CGI effects and uninteresting shot choices we've come to know and love from Asylum but they're a) slightly better than they have been in the past and b) servicing a story that has some genuine fun and entertainment at it's core. The low budget and somewhat hasty feel of the thing stops it from being anything you'd enthusiastically recommend to people but as a fantastical "untold" Holmes tale and a callback to the daring stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle thrilled readers with many years ago . . . . . . it's really not that bad.

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