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Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

Guy Ritchie helms a new action-packed adventure in this sequel that follows the world`s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.), and his long-time trusted associate, Dr. Watson (Jude Law). This time around, the duo take on their arch-nemesis, the criminal genius Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes` older brother Mycroft (Stephen Fry) and a fortune-teller called Sim (Noomi Rapace).

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 22 Dec 2011
Genre: Action / Mystery
Running Time: 2 Hours 8 Minutes
Distributor: GOLDEN VILLAGE PICTURES
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry, Jared Harris
Director: Guy Ritchie
Format: NA

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Writer: Daniel Ang

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Watch this if you liked: "Sherlock Holmes" and "The Pink Panther"

A masterpiece by director Guy Ritchie, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" now returns for a mystery laden story as Robert Downey Jr. , Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris and Stephen Fry brace themselves for an action pack sequel that is even bigger and better than its predecessor.

The movie is truly a scenic eye candy, being filmed in beautiful places like London and Victoria Bridge, which is part of the Severn Valley Railway in UK and also Strasburg in France, it is obvious that the filming of this movie was basically done around Europe and UK to capture the witty essence an American setting can't offer.

Ritchie gave the movie a pleasant addition this time around by throwing in a lot of fun from Downey and Jude's role, to provide a more entertaining experience with hilarity guaranteed.

As we all know, the movie follows a much more mischievous Sherlock Holmes than that of the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional hero, but this time, Sherlock who has always been the smartest and wisest guy around, meets his match in the form of a big time criminal, Professor Moriarty. The villain possesses an equal par of intellect, and as Sherlock struggles to accept that fact, he goes on a journey with his loyal friend, Dr.Watson (Law) to solve the murder of the Crown Prince of Austria.

The length of this movie may be a little long and without a solid handle on its plot until about midway through, the movie still manages to provide its viewers with a very entertaining experience by seeing Holmes face off against Moriarty on the big screen.

The special effects is indeed at a satisfactory level as there are a lot of gun firing and action scenes that is set to thrill the audience.

In conclusion, the sequel is much recommended to those who are a big fan of Sherlock Holmes' quirky character and also to those who are looking for a fun and exciting movie packed with fast hitting action.

Cinema Online, 16 December 2011
   
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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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