When bucolic Victorian England of the 19th century is propelled without restraint into the 21st. Sherlock Holmes a superhero? Who would have believed it? We do, mainly because of Robert Downey Jr’s unbridled performance. Always one of my favorites in spite of all his personal angsts remains a phenomenon. When will he get to tackle the role which will make him the new Brando? This one isn’t it, but amusing all the same. A true roller coaster of unrelenting action. The storyline is hard to follow at times but we can catch up easily along the way. And what about Ritchie’s (this Madonna’s Ex) style of slow motion and freeze frame shots to great effect. Are we witnessing a trademark in the line of Leone’s majestic close-ups or Kubrick’s cold reality? Time will tell. At the very least, we can say that it captivates, because I haven’t heard an audience applaud a film with such enthusiasm in a long time. This film is candy, but good candy.
|8/10||o6numbersix@ - 75 reviews|
28.12.2011 - age: 50+
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