Movie Review 'Mr Holmes' – A brilliant script, poorly executed

 
Movie Review 'Mr Holmes' – A brilliant script, poorly executed

Starcast: Ian McKellen, Laura Kinney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada and Patrick Kennedy.


Directed: Bill Condon


Claps For: Ian Mckellen's acting prowess.


Slaps For: 'The unexpected twist falling flat


Popcorn Refill: Anytime during the first half


Review: The story begins in 1947 where Mr Holmes has now retired and is living a humdrum life in the country side. The once 'world famous' detective is now finding solace in bee-keeping and being a surrogate grandfather to his housekeeper's Mrs Munro's son, Roger. His relationship with Watson is also strained and we can see in the movie,how Watson is making fun of the old man and his failing memory. Why a man approaches Mr Holmes for his wife's depression over her miscarriage is beyond us. This leads to the rest of the movie, wherein Mr Holmes goes into flashback back to his last case. This case as we know was unsolved and it pushes Mr. Holmes into a self declared retirement from being a detective. However he reminisces about his time in the war savaged Japan and how an unsolved case makes Holmes, Mrs.Munro and Roger accept a bitter truth and try to get on with their lives.


Apart from great performances from the veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen and Laura Kinney, the movie does not live upto the hype of it's predecessors. What Bill Cordon wanted to was to give an eulogy to one of the most loved detectives in the world, but in the process the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle touch was diluted. Mr Holmes was promoted as an 'unexpected twist' in the Holmes anthology, but it doesn't live upto the hype. The movie has a brilliant script, but the mystery angle is poorly executed. The backdrop of Hiroshima and Japan serve as a relief from the bland first half.


Verdict: We feel this movie could have removed the ' mystery tag' and be promoted as a regular drama film.


Combo -On-Offer: We are sad that they ended the world's favourite detective character


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