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1 Movies & Languages 2012-2013 About the movie (subtitled version) DIRECTOR Guy Ritchie YEAR / COUNTRY 2009 / USA, UK, Australia GENRE Action ACTORS Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan FILM SYNOPSIS There are many great things in this film, which take Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to new levels of interest. One, is the acting. The king is Downey Jr. He is brilliant in refreshing Holmes character. The man is capable of working his performances in several directions, and each of them is a perfect link to its surroundings. He introduces humour, irony, and self-awareness in every character he portrays. He invests totally on the creation of a character who merges with the textures of the context, while being distinct from it. As in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writing style, he includes the audience into his mystery solving so we experience everything with him. Downey Jr. makes this film successful, because he alone solves one of the most basic problems with any film...