Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows received generally mixed reviews, currently holding a 59% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 6/10. Roger Ebert gave the film three and a half stars out of four, calling it "high-caliber entertainment" that "add[s] a degree of refinement and invention" to the formula, and that the "writers ... wisely devote some of their best scenes to one-on-ones between Holmes and Moriarty."
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a good yarn thanks to its well-matched leading men but overall stumbles duplicating the well-oiled thrills of the original, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
MOVIE INFO: Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large-Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)-and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder-a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction-all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history. -- (C) Warner Bros
PG-13, 2 hr. 8 min.
Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Written By: Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney
In Theaters: Dec 16, 2011 Wide
US Box Office:$39.6M
Warner Bros. Pictures
CAST OF CHARACTERS: Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Rachel McAdams
Sources: Wikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes