Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Reviews
12.16.11 by REELZ
Critics votes are rolling in for the upcoming sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and they seem slightly favorable. Mostly noted is the chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, which may be just the thing to keep audiences interested.
"Ritchie's franchise — 7% classic formula, 93% adrenaline — is smart in a showoffy way that flatters its star as well as its audience."
— Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"In an act of criminal negligence, Richie has wasted Robert Downey Jr in a sequel that eliminates smarts in favor of relentless headbanging"
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"This movie wants to be a horse but, even measured in box-office millions, it's just another nag."
— Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Downey may think this interpretation is an insight, or funny, but it pushes what was already a rude rewriting of the classic characters into eye-rolling camp. And it throws everything off balance."— Stephen Whitty , Newark Star-Ledger
"I was let down by this loud and flashy but utterly empty sequel."
— Richard Roeper, Richard Roper.com
"It doesn't take a master of deduction to see that Ritchie has decided to play it too safe with this sequel."
— Bruce Demara , Toronto Star