Metacritic Movie Ratings
Sherlock Holmes Reviews

3.0

57

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The movie as a whole is clever, and conspicuously overwrought. But Mr. Downey's performance is elegantly wrought; he's as quick-witted as his legendary character, and blithely funny in the lovers' spats—all right, the mystery-lovers' spats—that Holmes keeps having with Jude Law's witty Dr. Watson.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Sherlock Holmes is an odd amalgam, a top-heavy light entertainment that keeps throwing things at you and doesn't seem too concerned with whether they stick.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Sherlock Holmes has been reimagined with fighting skills as potent as his intellectual acumen.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    Sherlock Holmes goes wrong in many ways except for one -- at the boxoffice.

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