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What would have happened if Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson had met as schoolboys? Why, the solution is elementary – nothing but adventure! And that's just what director Barry Levinson (Diner, Rain Man, Bandits) gives us in this special effects spectacular that sends the super-sleuth on his very first case! When a plague of bizarre, puzzling murders grip London, young Holmes and his new found friend Watson find themselves unwittingly entangled in the dark mystery. So, "the game is a foot!" And the budding detective is off on an adventure to solve the most amazing case of his most extraordinary career!
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 20
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: There is something about Holmes's elegant, haunting, and whisperingly melancholic distance, his analytical remove from the world, that inspires a desire for glimpses of the baroque corridors of labyrinthine interiors.
This was a great little film, the acting was good and the story was great! the ( Bear ) question to Watson is still one of the best brain teasers ever! Another superb Spielberg film!
Favorite Spielberg movie of all time!
Terrific story. Watch closing credits all the way through to the end for a "surprise" that all Sherlock Holmes fans will appreciate.
Even though it is not based upon a "written" Sherlock Holmes story, this movie very accurately portrayed Sherlock and Watson and their respective habits. Also, it took on the various ways of writing that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had and how he managed to fit in multiple hidden literary devices and smaller, more hard-to-find sub-mysteries. You could also see the connections between this and other Sherlock Holmes mysteries, especially the newest Sherlock Holmes (2009). I give it a 5/5 for its amazing use of plot, characters, and relation to most other "written" stories and movies done about Holmes.