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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

The second Sherlock Holmes film directed by Guy Ritchie–“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows“–recently appeared in theaters, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Watson, respectively.  While some critics have not liked the more action-oriented approach toward Holmes’s character that Downey brings to the role, I’ve accepted it for what it is and concur with Roger Ebert in the overall positive assessment of this second installment and find that it offers a reasonably satisfying blend of the cerebral and the physical.  (Though I should note that I really prefer the somewhat updated, yet still rather traditional, life that Cumberbatch and Freeman breathe into the roles in the BBC’s brilliantly done Sherlock series.)

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