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Overall B-

Compared to other adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work, this Sherlock Holmes (played by Robert Downey Jr.) turns the detective into more of an action hero. Even his trusty sidekick Watson (Jude Law) packs a punch as the pair takes on a criminal mastermind with world domination ambitions.

Violence C
Sexual Content B-
Profanity A-
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive material.

Talk to your kids about…

Sherlock Holmes

Why are classic characters sometimes modified when adapted to movies? What reasons can you think of which may have motivated the changes made to the character of Sherlock Holmes in this film?

Sherlock Holmes has an uncanny ability to determine details about someone’s personality by simply observing them. Have you ever tried to do this? How might drawing conclusions this way possibly lead us to assume things about another person that are not correct? Do stereotypes in the media contribute to these assumptions?