Mr. Holmes

Lists: Mystery, Film Quest 2015 - The Challenge Part II

Brief Synopsis: "The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife."

Overall Ranking: 1160 (Rank from 2015: # 52)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 30%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 30%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Sober Film Critic James Brown97 - Mr. Holmes is an outstanding motion picture that uses the greatest fictional detective of all time to demonstrate the struggles of old age in a dignified way.
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70s Richard Kirkham97(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies88(full review)
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80 - A bit slow, but very nicely crafted. Tells the tale about Holmes struggling with issues in the one area which has always served as his greatest asset.
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes71(full review)
David Baruffi70(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Jeff Beck60(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin52(full review)

People Involved

  • Ian McKellen (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Milo Parker (Roger)
  • Laura Linney (Mrs. Munro)
  • Hattie Morahan (Ann Kelmot)
  • Patrick Kennedy (Thomas Kelmot)
  • Hiroyuki Sanada (Tamiki Umezaki)
  • Colin Starkey (Dr. John Watson)
  • Zak Shukor (Matsuda Umezaki)
  • Philip Davis (Inspector Gilbert)
  • Sarah Crowden (Mrs. Hudson)
  • Bill Condon (Director)