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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Holiday Movie Guide

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IN THEATERS DECEMBER 16

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Not yet rated. Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room... until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large - Professor Moriarty - and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. More » Starring:
Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Noomi Rapace, Eddie Marsan, Rachel McAdams

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Who Will Dig It?

Fans of Robert Downey, Jr., clever repartee, or lush period costumes... and those who feel that Arthur Conan Doyle's stories could have used more fight scenes and explosions.

Photos: 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' Movie Stills >>

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Three Good Reasons

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    The movie is meant to stand on its own, so even if you didn't see its predecessor, you should have no trouble keeping up.
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    Optimism about the film is such that both Downey and director Guy Ritchie dropped out of other high-profile projects to take on this sequel.
  • 3
    Jared Harris (TV's "Mad Men") comes on board as the legendary Professor Moriarty, having already played real-life icons John Lennon, Andy Warhol, and Henry VIII.

Photos: Robert Downey Jr. Gallery >>

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Bet You Didn't Know

The movie was partly inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Final Problem." The author himself rated this 1893 tale fourth in his list of personal favorites. The intent of the story was to kill off Sherlock Holmes so that Doyle could do some "serious" writing, but don't worry, this isn't a spoiler. Even Doyle couldn't resist the pressure to resurrect the great detective for further adventures.

Photos: Jude Law Gallery >>