Mr Holmes (PG)

Directed by Bill Condon
Starring Ian McKellan, Laura Linney, Milo Parker

Well made, well acted (although Laura Linney's English accent is a touch dodgy) but this film was just plain dull for me! The premise is promising: a 90-something Sherlock Holmes' memory is going and he ties to recall a case from some years previously. Meanwhile, his housekeepers son bonds with Holmes' bees.
Many critics liked this one and it is a classy production. However it just didn't draw me in at all. Not without charm but the sort of film that will be on Sunday afternoon TV in years to come. If you nod off in the middle, you'll capture the tone well! Kind of boring. 4/10

June 2015

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