Pierce’s riveting escapade narrates eccentric sleuth Holmes and his accomplice Watson as they battle black magic in this Victorian thriller.
Downey Jr’s Holmes is erratic, belligerent and astute, however an unconvincing genius compared to Cumberbatch’s autistic prodigy. He’s well paired with Law’s level-headed Watson, and this camaraderie is central to the film’s charm.
Although inevitably discredited, the supernatural theme was dull compared to Doyle’s typically perplexing puzzles.
Regardless, SH is still a boisterous, exciting and sensational adventure.