PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Director of Photography Philippe Rousselot used a special high-speed digital camera, specifically to film the Punch Bowl fight sequence. The key moment where Holmes punches his opponent's jaw, was filmed one second in real-time, and turned into a seven-second shot ... ...
Head cocked to the left, partial deafness in ear: first point of attack. Two: throat; paralyze vocal chords, stop scream. Three: got to be a heavy drinker, floating rib to the liver. Four: finally, drag in left leg, fist to patella. Summary ...
When Holmes performs the magic ritual he cuts his fingers on a sharp knife to drip blood in middle of the circle. The next morning when talking to Watson and Irene, there is no sign of trauma to either of his thumbs.
The Warner Bros, Village Roadshow, and Silver Pictures logos appear in cobblestones on a London street.
£3,081,072 (UK) (27 December 2009)