Holmes and Watson are back on the case in director Guy Ritchie’s sequel to the 2009 hit Sherlock Holmes
. But while the stakes, humor, and style of that first installment are all ramped-up considerably in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
, the mystery here isn’t nearly as compelling, and, from the back-alley brawl that gets the action underway, Ritchie compensates for a fairly pedestrian script with total stylistic overkill.
Brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) matches wits with the nefarious Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) after uncovering a diabolical plot to destabilize the entire Western world. A criminal mastermind witho...