Sherlock Holmes (2009 film)

Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. The screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg was developed from a story by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson. Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law portray Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson respectively. In the film, set in 1891, eccentric detective Holmes and his companion Watson are hired by a secret society to foil a mysticists plot to expand the British Empire by seemingly supernatural means. Rachel McAdams stars as their former adversary Irene Adler and Mark Strong portrays villain Lord Henry Blackwood.

In 1891, the Londonbased private detective Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey, Jr. and his partner Dr. John Watson Jude Law race to prevent the ritual murder of a woman by Lord Blackwood Mark Strong, who has killed five other young women similarly. They stop the murder before Inspector Lestrade Eddie Marsan and the police arrive to arrest Blackwood.Three months later, Holmes eccentric behavior and cocaine addiction again annoys Watson. While he enjoys their adventures together, Watson looks forward to marrying Mary Morstan Kelly Reilly and leaving 221B Baker Street. Meanwhile, Blackwood has been sentenced to death and requests to see Holmes, where he warns of three more unstoppable deaths that will cause great changes to the world. Blackwood is subsequently hanged and pronounced dead by Watson. Three days later, Holmes is visited by Irene Adler Rachel McAdams, a professional thief and his former adversary, who asks him to find a missing man named Luke Reordan. After her departure, Holmes follows her as she meets with her secret employer, hidden in the shadows of a carriage. The concealed man states that Reordan is the key to Blackwoods plans. Holmes only learns that the man is a professor and that he intimidates Adler. ........

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