Comedy aspect: 5 star material. Story: 5 star material. Acting: 5 star material, there is absolutely nothing about this movie that was wrong. Not that I have anything against Sherlock Holmes or Robert Downey Jr, but I would never have expected this as an outcome from the two. I am so confident in this film, that I'd be willing to say that this is arguably one of the top ten greatest movies made for the years of 2000.
This movie is a travesty on Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. The joy of the real stuff is the intellectual challenges Holmes faces and his near-magical powers of observation and deduction. Sherlock Holmes stories are NOT action-filled. Whether this movie is any good or not, it is about as far from the real stories as one could get. THIS MOVIE IS THE WORST ADAPTATION OF STORIES IN PRINT THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN, AND, BEING 77 YRS OF AGE, I'VE SEEN MANY OF THEM. A NEW LOW IN MOVIE PORTRAYAL OF A WONDERFUL CHARACTER IN THE BOOKS. IF FREE TO DO SO, I WOULD GIVE IT MINUS 5 STARS, OR A 5 STAR BLACK HOLE RATING. TERRIBLE !!
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