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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)

A serial killer stalking the teen-aged daughters of the aristocracy brings Sherlock Holmes out of his drug-filled semi-retirement.

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Simon Cellan Jones

Writer:

Allan Cubitt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Everett ... Sherlock Holmes
Nicholas Palliser Nicholas Palliser ... Dr. Dunwoody
Neil Dudgeon ... Lestrade
Ian Hart ... Dr. Watson
Anne Carroll Anne Carroll ... Mrs Hudson
Tamsin Egerton ... Miranda Helhoughton (as Tasmin Egerton)
Perdita Weeks ... Roberta Massingham
Jennifer Moule Jennifer Moule ... Georgina Massingham
Eleanor David ... Mary Pentney
John Cunningham John Cunningham ... Bates
Michael Fassbender ... Charles Allen
Jonathan Hyde ... George Pentney
Gina Beck Gina Beck ... Maid
Helen McCrory ... Mrs. Vandeleur
Andrew Wisher Andrew Wisher ... Constable (as Andy Wisher)
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A serial killer stalking the teen-aged daughters of the aristocracy brings Sherlock Holmes out of his drug-filled semi-retirement.

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English

Release Date:

26 December 2004 (UK) See more »

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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Guy Henry who plays Mr Bilney also played Sherlock Holmes in the television series "Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House". See more »

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The police are seen using telephones in 1902, but in reality, the first phone was not installed at New Scotland Yard until 1903. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: Castor and Pollux!
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Follows The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002) See more »

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Frühlingstimmen, Op. 410
Composed by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauß, Jr.)
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A Good Holmes, A Mediocre Story
24 October 2005 | by SonOfMoogSee all my reviews

Stage, screen, and television adaptations or features using Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters turn on one simple, inescapable point: do we believe the actor as Holmes? If the answer is yes, then a bad story is still pretty good. If the answer is no, then whatever other attractions the story holds are worthless.

The answer here is clearly yes: Rupert Everett is very good as Sherlock Holmes. The transfer from print to screen is almost flawless. If anything, too much is made of Holmes' obvious flaws as a human being: his recreational drug use, patronizing arrogance, indifference to the feelings of others, preoccupation with the workings of his own mind. This Holmes reminds me of Dorian Gray. It is only his love of solving crimes that keeps him from committing them.

The story is pretty pedestrian. This isn't quite as bad as "the butler did it," but it's close. I won't spoil the movie as others here have by saying more. I liked the scenes where Holmes is reasoning out who the killer is. This was clever, unforeseen, and quite believable. But, from the time the chief suspect is identified, until he was finally caught .. the entire climax of the movie, in other words .. was ..well, trite, clichéd, and elementary, my dear Watson ..

Kudos to Helen McCrory and Perdita Weeks in supporting performances.


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