Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Synopsis: Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes' older brother Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy named Simza (Noomi Rapace).
Director(s): Guy Ritchie
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  3 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
129 min

The year was 1891.

Storm clouds were brewing over Europe

France and Germany were at each others throats

The result of a series of bombings.

Some said it was nationalists, Others the anarchists.

But as usual, my friend, Sherlock

Holmes, Had a different theory entirely.

Bombing in Strasbourg!

Read all about it!

-Thank you.

-Anarchists suspected in Strasbourg bombing!

Bombing in Strasbourg!


When did you start working

for the postal service?


That was you back there.

A Shame your activities have landed you in the gutter.

A curious parcel,

Who is the intended recipient?

Why don't we discuss that over

dinner tonight?

I'm free for lunch.

Hmm, I'm not.

How about at Savoy? Eight o'clock?


Hmm, And will you becoming as yourself?

Most likely!

Three men have been following you for the last half mile.

Their motives... highly unsavoiry.


Oh, And by the way ...

They're not pursuing me,

They're escorting me. And instead of

three, It seems to be ...ah four


Steady hands with that, Irene.

Oh, I don't think it's my hands you've to worry about.

Now, be careful with the face, boys.

We do have a dinner date tonight.

Don't fill up on bread.

whistling Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

whistling continues

I've got the rest of it

Uhh, It's coming back now

Hey theres


Now comes lot 34...

An Egyptian sarcophagus of outstanging providence,

Retrieved from the valley of the kings..

Your payment, Doctor.

He sends his thanks.

Who will bid, One hundred pounds?

-One hundred.... Thanks

Please give this to him.

He's expecting it.

Tell him our friend thinks

I delivered it to his sister.

Ah... Stay

while I check the contents.

I was assured full payment would be there.

Yes, But assured by whom?

Have you ever met him in person?

All I need for you...

Hold it, Hold it, Hold it...Don't move it.

Judging by the size and weight

its not payment you were expecting.

I'd wager the contents are rather more incendiary.

Who is this?

It's Uhh

Hello, darling.

Oh, dear. I told you not to move it.

It seems a secondary charge has been activated

Sweet thing, I might need your help

in the disposal of this parcel

One thousand six hundred..... One thousand seven hundred.........

One thousand eight hundred

Well, good luck.

One million pounds!.

Oh, And Um, by the way, Fire


Leave my side and you'll be dead within an hour

And don't be late for dinner.

-I expect my schedule be quite tight because of these activities here.

-I'm never late in my life.

-Only early.


Hmm, Hmm, Very witty,

So confident even in retreat

I'll hold on to that.

We will read together during an aperitif.


Dinner and a show.

Stay.. Trust me.

This is what I do for living.

Here Hoffmanstahl, You should count yourself lucky.

This faceless man with whom you find yourself

in business is no ordinary criminal.

He is the Napoleon of crime.

Fortunately, you now have me as an ally.

I'm a consulting detective of some repute

Perhaps you've heard of me.

My name is Sherlock Hol..



Ah... fresh pot of tea, thank you, George.

Yes, Ms. Adler.

Fine choice, this place.

Do you have the letter?

It was taken.

Taken? Now, that is unfortunate

During the chaos created by your package.

Thank you!

Perhaps, if you have shared your plans...

You wish to know my plans now, do you?

Do you imagine Miss Adler,

that something would happen to you?

Is that why you chose to

meet here, in a public place?

Your favorite restaurant

Ding Ding Ding

I don't blame you.

I blame myself.

It's been apparent me for some time that you have succumbed to your feelings for him

And this isn't the first occasion Mr.

Holmes has inconvenienced me in recent months.

The question is ...

What to do about it?

But ...

That's my problem to solve now.

I no longer require your services.

Glasses and Silverware clank... Moans..

Woman laughs..

Mrs. Hudson?

Oooh... Mrs. Hudson?

Holmes, are you in there?

Your hedge needs trimming

Remember, I have to catch the last..

Chicken clucks....Goat Bleeps


-Oh Oh that's you there I'm afraid

-You win

I lose, Game over.

Still don't see me?

Ha ha ha ha ha

What a surprise.

I'm not going out with you dressed like that.

Would you prefer I joined you in the fashion folk pathway and

fine military dress with that Hedonist hand-made scarf?

Clearly, One of your fiance early efforts.

Oh, How I've missed you, Holmes.

Have you?... Why?

I've Barely of noticed your absence.

Then again I'm knee deep in research.

Extracting fluids from the adrenal glands of sheep.

And... Designing my own urban camouflage.

All the while verging on a decisive breakthrough

in the single most important case of my career.

Perhaps of all time.

Mrs. Hudson, how are you?

Ohh...So pleased to see you, Doctor.

Thank you for inviting me tomorrow.

And thank you for looking after Gladstone.

Dear ... Dear... Simply sweet nanny.

Might I have a word?


Feed the snake woman.

You feed it.

Touchy.. Touchy ...

Doctor, you must get him to a sanatorium.

He's been on a diet of coffee,

tobacco and cocoa leaves.

He never sleeps.

I hear multiple voices, as if he's rehearsing a play.

Leave him to me.

Do not have a goat that needs... worming?

Oh how kind of you to remind me

So much to look forward to

What I would do without you?

Patient, Doctor.

Why are you here?

I'm getting married.... tomorrow?

Oh... Embrace me.

Watson's getting married.

You lost a few pounds.

And you picked them up.

nurturing on Mary's muffins no doubt.

Pour us a brandy.

The stag party has begun.

It's our last adventure Watson..

I intend to make the most of it.

I see you've made good use of my old office.

Do you like my spider's web.

Is that what you call it?

Follow that strand.


What does a scandal about

an intern cotton tycoon,

The overdose of a Chinese opium trader,

Bombings in Strasbourg and Vienna,

And the death of a steel magnate

in America all have in common?.

Well, according to your diorama.

Professor James Moriarty.


Mathematical genius,

Celebrated author and lecturer.

Boxing champion in Cambridge.

Where he made friends with our current Prime Minister.

Do you have any evidence

to substantiate your claim?


Taps ...This

Now do you see?

Dr. Hoffmanstahl's Death?

Yes, I've heard you speak of him.

Extolling his virtues

Hoffmanstahl was at the forefront of

medical innovations... a true pioneer.

Just the other day, I averted an

explosion that was intended for him.

It says here he died of heart attack.

Has all my instuction been for not?

You still read the offical statment and believe it?

It's a game, Dear man, A shadowy game.

We're playing cat and mouse,

the professor and I.

Cloak and dagger.

I thought it was spider and fly.

Im not a fly, I am a cat.

Not a mouse, But a dagger.

You're Drinking embalming fluid.

Ohhh Yes

Care for a drop?

- You do seem ...

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