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Sherlock Holmes (2010)

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


Paul Bales (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Syder Ben Syder ... Sherlock Holmes
Gareth David-Lloyd ... Dr. John Watson
Dominic Keating ... Thorpe Holmes
William Huw William Huw ... Lestrade
Elizabeth Arends ... Anesidora Ivory
David Shackleton David Shackleton ... Old Dr. Watson
Rachael Evelyn ... Miss Lucy Hudson
Neil Williams Neil Williams ... Phineas Stiles
Dylan Jones ... Grolton
Chris Coxon Chris Coxon ... John Poole
Kate Thomas Kate Thomas ... Sally Fassbinder
Iago McGuire Iago McGuire ... Lees (as Iago Patrick McGuire)
Richard Sanderson ... Reporter
Thomes Jones Thomes Jones ... Newspaper Boy
Laith Jawzi Laith Jawzi ... Sailor Smith


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock V Monsters See more »

Filming Locations:

Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales, UK See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


During the "cliff scene", you see that the rope is leaning on a ribbed iron rod, but when it's shown in a close-up, it's become a flat, hollow pipe. 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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User Reviews

It's not a good film but a charming film in an amateurish way
3 February 2010 | by lucy-loo1See all my reviews

I wouldn't call this a good film but I found it to be charming in an amateurish way. It's rather like watching 1960's Star Trek or Doctor Who with modern-day eyes - it's corny and the special effects aren't great but it can be entertaining if you know you're not watching modern-day entertainment.

The production values, dialogue and direction aren't great and there isn't much in the way of dramatic acting until the climax of the film - the actor playing Holmes is particularly un-dramatic and speaks too softly for a leading man - but both Holmes and Watson are charming in their own way and have a playful chemistry together. Gareth David-Lloyd makes a sweet but quiet Watson who's a bit slow as times (though he gets to help save the day in small ways) and Dominic Keating isn't used all that much until the final 30 minutes of the film but he gives the strongest performance of all the actors involved.

The story wasn't too bad if you don't think about it too much - the bad guy (partly out of revenge) wants to use steam punk monsters to wreak havoc on London - but it is over-the-top at times (especially the part involving a hot-air ballon) and I wouldn't buy this film for the story alone. I have to say that I understood the story more on second viewing.

So overall, I wouldn't advise people to buy this film if they're looking for a professional movie to watch but if you're in the mood to watch something silly with friends that involves Sherlock Holmes, mechanical monsters and a cheap 19th century backdrop (and you don't mind films that have a cheap feel to them) give this a go.

For a mock-buster film, I'd give this 6 out of 10. For a film in general, I'd give it 3 out of 10.

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