Watch: Mr. Holmes 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and her young son. But then he finds himself haunted by a thirty-year old case. Holmes memory isn’t what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, and a secret bond with his beautiful, but unstable wife..
Plot: In 1947, long-retired and near the end of his life, Sherlock Holmes grapples with an unreliable memory and must rely on his housekeeper’s son as he revisits the still-unsolved case that led to his retirement.
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A beautiful look at Sherlock Holmes’ last case.
When I first heard that Ian McKellen landed the role of Sherlock Holmes in a film about the end of the great detective’s life, I knew he would be perfect for the part, and indeed, he was. “Mr. Holmes” (2015), based on a novel by Mitch Cullin called “A Slight Trick of the Mind”, is a delightful film, full of humor and sadness as Mr. Holmes revisits his last case, and finds his memory isn’t quite what it used to be. He has retired to his cottage by the sea and taken up his well known hobby of beekeeping or apiculture. With him are his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney) and her son, Roger (Milo Parker), a precocious young boy. The on screen dynamic between these three is astonishing. More is conveyed in one glance than could be said in lines of dialog.
The sets were detailed with precision, the scenery was vibrant and gorgeous (except one scene which was perfectly moody and dark), and the cinematography was stunning. The score was perfectly understated and captured the sentiment of the scenes with finesse.
“Mr. Holmes” is a very different kind of Sherlock Holmes story. It is sentimental without being saccharine and I believe it is a fair representation of the greatest detective in fictional history. The movie is set to be released in Great Britain on June 19 and in the U.S. on July 17. I recommend it highly.
There seems to be an outbreak of mortality
The opening scene of Mr. Holmes is affecting, quirky and memorable, albeit in a quiet and subtle way. It’s a portent of things to come. As one would expect with a film with Sherlock Holmes as the title character, off-hand utterances and seemingly random, passing moments are pregnant with meaning and possibilities that are not apparent at first, or even third glance. Not, that is, unless you happen to have (super) powers of observation, which Mr. Holmes does, in excess. The comment made in this opening scene refers to bees and wasps… specifically their ongoing contentious relationship in nature. It all comes back around in the end, after a quietly rollicking, tender and affecting story which outlines the later winter of a cleverly hybridized version of the life of this famous detective.
Everything about this production is top notch, from the writing and acting to the cinematography, set design and costumes. It’s Ian McKellen’s performance that centers the entire thing though, like a sun centers a solar system… with gravity and brilliance. Of course, you pretty much expect genius level work from an actor like McKellen but seeing him in action here is a sublime pleasure. Some actors make acting look easy. McKellen is one of the rare actors that makes you forget he’s acting and transports you to a dimension of total immersion where you really feel like you’re a fly on the wall of these characters’ lives. Everyone around him is also superb here, especially his three main co-stars, Laura Linnney, Hattie Morahan and Milo Parker, who plays Roger, the young son of his housekeeper and steals many of the scenes here. Holmes and Roger forge a genuine and touching friendship that in many ways is the heart of the film. Many actors, I’m sure, would be a bit frazzled by the prospect of trying to keep up with a thespian of such legendary stature and renown, but Milo Parker seems to take it in stride and gives as good as he gets. It’s fun to watch.
Also, as you would expect in any story about Sherlock Holmes, there is a great mystery… accentuated by Mr. Holmes’ advancing age and the mental decline that sometimes accompanies the process of growing older. It’s a great dramatic device that the screenwriter employs expertly. The dialogue is witty, understated, intelligent and also echoes the mystery as it unfolds. The story folds back in on itself and jumps through the looking glass in a couple of interesting ways, with Holmes here being an amalgam version of his fictional self married to an alternate universe version where he is an actual historical figure, who has been immortalized in story form by Watson. We are treated to Sherlock Holmes standing in line for and then attending a filmed version of one of his real cases, that has been fictionalized then projected on a screen while he watches… in order to help stir his memory of the real case. Wow.
Fair warning – this is a quiet and somewhat “slow” film. It’s never boring though. If you are into explosions, car chases, loud music, etc. in your cinematic fare, you won’t find it here. What you WILL find is top notch writing and acting. This is a film for people who love movies that make them think and feel deeply. It’s not confusing or hard to follow, but you do need to pay attention since things that seem like small insignificant details, end up being crucial to the overall narrative and where the characters end up. It’s an exceptional piece of work and one of the best films of 2015.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery
Director Bill Condon
Writer Mitch Cullin, Jeffrey Hatcher, Arthur Conan Doyle
Actors Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 19 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate), Mission Digital, London, UK (digital dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema