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.
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
Sir Ian McKellen observed that it was easy for him to imagine Sherlock Holmes as a real person, since the majority of the film is set during his own lifetime, and he could have met Sherlock as a boy in 1947, just like Roger. See more »
In the opening scenes, where the train is passing through fields of crops, there are vehicle tracks in the crops that are made by modern spraying vehicles driving in parallel passes for spray boom coverage. This was not done in the 1940s. See more »
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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