Review: Mr Holmes

by - June 30, 2015

It was a rainy Sunday this week so James and I once again headed to the cinema. We'd been hoping to watch this film a week earlier but we've both been very busy! We've also discovered a new love at out local cinema, the Tango Ice Blast - Oooooh they're lovely!

Mr Holmes
PG | 1 h 44 mins | Crime/Drama



Set man,y many years after his final case Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective, now an old man, has retired to an isolated cottage in the South of England (Sussex to be precise) with only the company of his house keeper, her son and his bee's. Sherlock's memory is beginning to fade in his old age and his health deteriorating but he is determined to write his own recollection of that final niggling case before he dies.


My Thoughts:

I went into this film with no expectations and I came away happy. This certainly isn't the action packed Sherlock Holmes encounters today's viewers are used to but there is certainly a charm to it. Ian McKellen plays the part excellently, both as an old man struggling with his health and as a younger Sherlock solving his final case. Laura Linney supports as house keeper Mrs Munro but it is her on screen son, Roger (portrayed by Milo Parker) that really brings another dimension to the story.
Overall I thought this was a very good watch, both entertaining, mysterious and heartwarming with a solid plot and excellent editing (except one occasion). The film begins rather quietly without much action but this definitely should not be taken as it being boring, it certainly is not! Whilst the drama does build a bit slowly it is all the while an enchanting watch.
That one editing occasion which did irritate me was a scene where Sherlock's pen swaps between his hands and the table far too many times within the space of a minute!



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  1. Replies
    1. It certainly was! Hope you get to see it :)

  2. sounds different than other Sherlock movies, but le boyf wants to watch it so will need to check it out.

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    1. It's definitely a nice watch! It's certainly very different from any of the others, I think that's its charm!

  3. Thx for the review, as a major Sherlock Holmes fan I been wating to watch this for quite some time, too bad I don´t think is going to come up in Buenos Aires for a long time. :(

    1. Oooo I'd love to visit Buenos Aires! I hope it doesn't take too long to reach you :)