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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Sherlock Holmes in this action-enhanced adaptation of Sir Arthur Conon Doyle's super sleuth. With Dr. Watson (Jude Law) by his side, they track the infamous Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), whom they believe is responsible for the assassination of the Crown Prince of Austria. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 128
Theater Release: 16 Dec 2011
Video Release: 12 Jun 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is rated PG-13: for intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material.

Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris
Studio: 2011 Warner Brothers Pictures
Website: Official site for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Detailed Review

One has to wonder what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would think of Director Guy Ritchie’s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes. Certainly Robert Downey Jr.‘s portrayal is scrappier and more action… 
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Why Is Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Rated PG-13?

Violence: Frequent scenes of fistfights, explosions and beatings occur. Dead and bloody bodies are… 
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