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Mr. Holmes (2015)

PG | | Drama, Mystery | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia as he tries to remember both his final case and a mysterious woman whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.

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The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and her young son. But then he finds himself haunted by 30-year old case. Holmes memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife. Written by Anonymous

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After a lifetime of detective work, there's one mystery left to solve: his own. See more »

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Drama | Mystery

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental smoking | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,434,908 (USA) (17 July 2015)

Gross:

$17,735,503 (USA) (30 October 2015)
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Trivia

Sir Ian McKellen (Sherlock Holmes) previously worked with Frances de la Tour (Madame Schirmer) in the British comedy Vicious (2013). See more »

Goofs

Robert's bedside light is a MacLamp No.8 - appearing a decade or so before it was actually designed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sherlock Holmes: You shouldn't do that. Tap the glass.
Boy: How did you know I was going to?
Boy's Mother: You must forgive my son, he loves bees.
Sherlock Holmes: It isn't a bee, it's a wasp. Different thing entirely.
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Simply...Elementary
20 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Let's get to the point, Mr. Holmes is a huge cinema achievement with such ambition and its so good to see Sir Ian McKellen steal the show in his fantastic pitch-perfect portrayal of the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. Sir Ian McKellen played the role so perfectly, to me, he reaches the same level as the greats like Basil Rathbone and Benedict Cumberbatch and he should be getting an Oscar buzz for this brilliant performance. Yes, I really think its that good.

The characters also had deep and complex personalities and they were all well developed that you get to care about them and think about them often throughout the story. There is also a tone of drama, emotion and humour that also really works altogether for the film, the other actors did a great job too and for those reasons, this is one film to buy a ticket for a seat to sit down with your popcorn, drink and snacks and watch with interest.

This is a film that will please Sherlock Holmes fans everywhere, as it did me.


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