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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


Dec 15, 2011

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Jun 12, 2012

MPAA Rating



Guy Ritchie


Robert Downey Jr.
Jude Law
Jared Harris


2011 Warner Brothers Pictures

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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.

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Why Is Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Rated PG-13?

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material.

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Violence: Frequent scenes of fistfights, explosions and beatings occur. Dead and bloody bodies are shown following explosions in public venues. Numerous characters suffer from bloody gunshot and other weapon-induced injuries. Weapons include brass knuckles, knives, guns, tanks, missiles and darts. Characters are drugged or poisoned. Others are pushed out of windows or off of moving trains. A man attacks and attempts to kill a woman. A person is infected with a deadly disease. A man commits suicide with a gun. Men prepare chemical warfare. A man is impaled with a meat hook and hung from a ceiling with a rope. Later he has a piece of wood shrapnel removed from his leg. A man is revived from death with an adrenaline injection. Characters discuss the results of surgical experimentation. Others plunge over the wall to their apparent deaths. A man receives a packaged bomb.

Sexual Content: A man wears long underwear. Another character walks around his house naked (only partial male buttock nudity is seen). A naked statue is on display. A married couple kisses and the woman makes a suggestive remark to her husband. A couple kisses. Men dance together. One male dresses in drag.

Language: The script includes a handful of profanities and some sexual innuendo including negative terms for males and veiled homosexual jokes.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink frequently. One man consumes formaldehyde. Some individuals appear to be drunk or highly agitated. References are made to a man’s drug use. Characters smoke pipes, cigars and cigarettes on numerous occasions.

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Robert Downey Jr. first played the famous detective in the movie Sherlock Holmes. Actor Matt Frewer brings the literary legend to life in The Hound of the Baskervilles, with Kenneth Walsh playing Watson.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence.
AB PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
MB PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence.
ON PG Violence.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows...

Home Video Notes: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Release Date: 12 June 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following bonus extras:

- Seven behind-the-scenes featurettes

- Maximum Movie Mode viewing option hosted by Robert Downey

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