Monday, 28 December 2009

Sherlock Holmes

Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and Mark Strong.

Finally! I made it to see Sherlock Holmes, for the third time in three days as I'm taking advantage of the Northern low prices (in London, my term-time residence, it's double that). With an all star, fairly beautiful cast and one of today's most ambitious directors, this film was set to impress, and box office's have been making space in their cash drawers for the intakes. And Sherlock Holmes did not disappoint.
The costume was stunning, the acting impeccable with only the odd cringe in Law's direction and the directing was top notch. Although it was far cry from Ritchie's well trodden cockney paths, it still retained the rawness of his previous works. McAdams' Irene Adler was beautiful and believable and her complex character, alongside Mark Strong's Dastardly Lord Blackwood thicken the plot like cornflour. Sadly, at times the mystery somewhat resembled a Dan Brown spiel, but the wit and genius of the dashing Downey Jr.'s Holmes and the offbeat comedy, as well as the expected but welcome ending more than compensate for this.

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