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Sherlock Holmes

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 129
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2009
Video Release: 30 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Sherlock Holmes is rated PG-13: for intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive material.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
Studio: 2009 Warner Brothers Pictures
Website: Official site for Sherlock Holmes.

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Good ‘ol Sherlock Holmes has enjoyed a long existence as one of the most intelligent detectives who ever lived. Now, with a Hollywood makeover, he is also one of the… 
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Why Is Sherlock Holmes Rated PG-13?

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