The Curious Case of Conan Doyle’s Characters

Right, Watson -- you be Tango, and I'll be CashMy latest MSN DVD column puts Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” under the magnifying glass. Because sometimes, you just have to tackle the hard truths, like “Robert Downey, Jr. is terribly miscast in this role” and “Guy Ritchie is not necessarily the best candidate to make a ‘Holmes’ movie.”

I’m not happy about this, mind you. And I looked for another explanation. But when you eliminate the impossible …

3 thoughts on “The Curious Case of Conan Doyle’s Characters”

  1. Everything you said in your review is what I’ve feared was wrong with the movie from watching the trailer so I’m going to continue to avoid it and save myself a couple of hours!

  2. For what it’s worth, although I can see Norm’s point of view on this one, I don’t share it. Once you get over the expectation that this should be a “literary” adaptation, it’s actually a lot of fun. And I liked Downey in the role.

  3. I really wanted to like this film – lord knows I have really enjoyed RDJ’s recent work, but he’s left to flounder here. I have to agree that the fault lies with the script and the direction. When the opening credits of a film are the highlight, there’s a problem.

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