Mr. Holmes Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3378

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 32

Theatrical Release Date: 07/17/2015

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/10/2015

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Bill Condon

Actors: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Patrick Kennedy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Frances de la Tour

Plot: This version of Sherlock Holmes is in his twilight years - but looking back on his long, storied career, there is still one case that eludes him and he will not rest until he can unravel its mystery. -- Chris Kavan

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Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

"Mr. Holmes" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 08/24/2016

An elderly and retired Sherlock Holmes struggles with his failing memory as he attempts to recount his final case. Mr. Holmes is more character study than mystery, trying - and succeeding - in fleshing out the character of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation beyond that of the "Penny Dreadful". Obviously aided enormously by Sir Ian McKellen's exquisite performance, it paints a picture of a man prideful of his intellect but burdened with the pain of regret in his inability to fully relate to his fellow human beings. There is much pathos to this engaging story and sensitive direction combined with an attractively realised portrait of the post-war period make for a beautifully crafted film. Perhaps slightly lacking in plot as the mystery element is more device than intrigue but Mr. Holmes is …

cinegeek.de
cinegeek.de
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Deerstalker-Hut

cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/07/2016

Die Figur des Sherlock Holmes wurde in den vergangenen Jahren gleich mehrfach neu erfunden. Diesmal erleben wir ihn als alten Mann auf dem Land. Der ehemlas berühmte Detektiv aus der Baker Street, Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen), ist 93 Jahre alt. Er lebt als Bienenzüchter mit einer grantigen Haushälterin und ihrem Sohn. Doktor Watson hat sich der Vermarktung des einstigen Mythos verschrieben, der Sohn der Haushälterin, Roger, bleibt sein letzter Gefährte. Der Mythos und Holmes - zweierlei. Wir lernen, das Holmes nie Pfeiffe rauchte, sondern Zigaretten. Sein karierter Deerstalker-Hut - er trug ihn nie. Holmes ist ein heiterer Geist, sympathisch und mit sich im Reinen. Leider ist er aber auch dement... Wohl deshalb begibt er sich auf eine Reise, alte Fälle wieder aufzunehmen. Die Reise …

ikkegoemikke
ikkegoemikke
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

A matchless film with an elderly Sherlock

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 11/21/2015

"Take this diary. Each day you don't recall a name or place, make a mark on the page for that day's date. What if I forget to make the mark?"

Once again a movie about the world famous British detective. Apparently they've made already nearly 200 films about this fictitious figure (only Dracula reaches this number). The latest Sherlock films are those with Robert Downey Jr. starring in it. But don't expect mysterious developments, gunfights or wild chases. They could have called it "Mr. McKellen", because this brilliant actor plays the very old Holmes with enormous panache and class. The film doesn't show Sherlock Holmes as a mythical figure but seeks to create a realistic portrait of the man. A surly ex-detective struck by amnesia who spends his last days on a farm in the countryside. …

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