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Mr. Holmes 2015 PG

100 mins USA Director. Bill Condon

Ian McKellen’s glorious turn as the august detective, now a 93-year-old trying to unravel the mysteries of his own past, shapes Bill Condon’s elegiac conclusion to the Sherlock mythology.

Now a 93-year-old retiree, bristling at the fictional liberties contained his old partner Watson's books, Sherlock Holmes finds himself revisiting the past and his misty memories, while attempting to solve some current mysteries too.

This adaptation of Mitch Cullin's 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind brings together McKellen and director Bill Condon for the second time following their acclaimed collaboration Gods and Monsters (1998).

The opposite of an origin-story (a destiny tale?), Mr. Holmes marks a thoughtful and reflective epilogue to the annals of Sherlock adventures, combining the inscrutable mystery of the best Holmes fiction with a thoughtful drama on the themes of ageing and loss.

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Directed by

Bill Condon

Featuring

Frances de la Tour

Roger Allam

Hiroyuki Sanada

Milo Parker

Laura Linney

Ian McKellen

Genres

Drama Crime

Collection

Best Films of 2015 Based on the Book…

Certificate

PG infrequent upsetting scenes

Released

2015

Country

USA

Language

English

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