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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 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.

Director:

Bill Condon

Writers:

Mitch Cullin (novel), Jeffrey Hatcher (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Sherlock Holmes
Laura Linney ... Mrs. Munro
Milo Parker ... Roger
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Tamiki Umezaki
Hattie Morahan ... Ann Kelmot
Patrick Kennedy ... Thomas Kelmot
Roger Allam ... Dr. Barrie
Phil Davis ... Inspector Gilbert
Frances de la Tour ... Madame Schirmer (as Frances De La Tour)
Charles Maddox ... Oswald
Takako Akashi Takako Akashi ... Maya Umezaki
Zak Shukor ... Masuo Umezaki
John Sessions ... Mycroft Holmes
Michael Culkin ... Bank Manager
David Foxxe David Foxxe ... Chemist
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Storyline

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 a thirty-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, and a secret bond with his beautiful, but unstable wife.

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son | memory | mother | nest | anger | See All (148) »

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The man behind the myth See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In X2: X-Men United (2003), Sir Ian McKellen appeared with Brian Cox. Cox appeared in The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle (2005), in which he played Dr. Joseph Bell, the real-life model for Holmes. See more »

Goofs

The mixer tap for the kitchen sink in the scene where Roger and his mum Mrs. Munro had an argument appeared to be too new / too shiny. It didn't look like something that would be around in 1947. 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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Connections

Featured in Variety Studio: Actors on Actors: Episode #3.1 (2015) See more »

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Tea Ceremony
Composed by Graham de Wilde
Provided by APM Music
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Modern Day Classic
22 June 2015 | by AlanjackdSee all my reviews

What an awesome twist to a classic character. Very low burning to start and gradually boils to a blistering finale. I bet NOBODY sees the twist and if they do they are probably being untruthful. Brilliantly acted by the cast, including young Milo,who should become a regular screen presence( Let's hope he doesn't end up in a franchise mess).Beautifully filmed with little or possibly no over the top CGI,this should satisfy any serious movie fan. The use of close-up and panoramic camera work takes us right into the story and each character tells there own story to us. There were moments when I thought the plot was thinning but during the last 15 minutes all became clear.This movie shows us that any decisions we make can come back to haunt us but also that we may be over guilt-tripping ourselves.Storytelling at it's British best. This could not be made anywhere else in the world.At a time when the cinemas are full of so called "Blockbusters" this is a step to the side and proves that true art can be achieved without a clever computer programme.


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English | Japanese | French

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Holmes See more »

Filming Locations:

Sussex, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,434,908, 19 July 2015

Gross USA:

$17,737,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,355,203
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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