Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

User Score

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Overview

There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.

Who Stars in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Robert Downey Jr.
Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr.

Jude Law
Dr. John Watson

Jude Law

Jared Harris
Professor James Moriarty

Jared Harris

Noomi Rapace
Madam Simza Heron

Noomi Rapace

Kelly Reilly
Mary Morstan

Kelly Reilly

Geraldine James
Mrs. Hudson

Geraldine James


Sherlock Holmes
Quantum of Solace
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Clash of the Titans
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
TRON: Legacy
Total Recall
The Expendables
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Men in Black 3
The A-Team
Mission: Impossible III
Casino Royale
4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Mission: Impossible

Review for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Author: Per Gunnar Jonsson

As a general adventure and action movie I would consider this as a decent, even good, movie. As a Sherlock Holmes movie…not so much. Unfortunately, watching this movie confirms my suspicions. This is a Hollywood version of Sherlock Holmes. No style, no finesse. A Sherlock Holmes movie should not be a Hollywood action rollercoaster. It should be intelligent, stylish, witty perhaps involving detective work and, above all, British. It didn’t help that they enrolled Stephen Frey. This film is just not right. I really cannot stand the hostility between Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. There no justification for it in the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The slow motion scenes are nothing but annoying. The lame jokes are out of place in a Sherlock Holmes movie. It gets a 5 out of 10 just because it’s actually a decent movie…if you can forget that they claim it to be a Sherlock Holmes one.

Part of the Sherlock Holmes Collection

View the collection

Images related to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


Village Roadshow Pictures

Silver Pictures

Lin Pictures

Wigram Productions

Warner Bros. Pictures



Release Date

Original Language

2 hr 09 mins

$ 125,000,000.00 (Estimated)

$ 334,615,000.00 (USA)

$ 209,615,000.00 (Estimated in USA)


Adventure Action Crime Mystery

detective inspector steampunk criminal mastermind 19th century

What do you think of this movie?