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Mr. Holmes

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Bill Condon

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About the Movie

Mr. Holmes, of Sherlock fame, has one last case to solve at the ripe old age of 93. The mystery has haunted him for fifty years. Now he must quietly slip out of retirement and pay a secret visit to his past in order to determine the future, in this intriguing and thoughtful suspense-thriller.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 166
  • Fresh: 146
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The film's plots are soft and flimsy, and they don't mesh as gracefully as they might, but they do serve as an adequate trellis for Mr. McKellen's performance, which is gratifyingly but unsurprisingly wonderful. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jul 17, 2015

Fresh: The mystery subplot lacks the ingenuity of the greatest Holmes stories, but McKellen excels, switching effortlessly between the reclusive beekeeper with a faltering memory and the elegant younger detective at the height of his powers. – Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 21, 2015

Fresh: Even those who've read the book can be startled by what happens in Mr. Holmes, while they're being moved by McKellen in a role he's come to late, but with his customary elegance. – Bob Mondello, NPR, Jul 17, 2015

Fresh: McKellen is masterful, in a multilayered tale that navigates the no man's land between memory and fiction. – John Anderson, Newsday, Jul 17, 2015

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Customer Reviews


Tour de force performance from Ian McKellan in this excellent twist on classic Holmes

taken incorrectly

I’ve read previous comments saying how it wasn’t dark or suspenseful.this movie was not meant to be like that, this is him AFTER retirement, and if anyone say the original show, it wasn’t to dark. plus this was way better then the horrible ones with Robert Downey Jr.

So complex

This movie is so good. Its complex themes add greatly to the collection of Sherlock Holmes adaptations. A fascinating watch.