Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows2011

Director: Guy Ritchie
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 129 minutes

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American action mystery film directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, and Dan Lin. It is a sequel to the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, based on the character … more »



Sherlock Holmes:
Are you familiar with the study of graphology?

Professor James Moriarty:
I've never given it any serious thought, no.

Sherlock Holmes:
The psychological analysis of handwriting. The upward strokes on the 'p', the 'j', the 'm', indicate a genius level intellect, while the flourishes in the lower zone denote a highly creative, yet meticulous nature, but if one observers the overall slant and the pressure of the writing, there's suggestion of acute narcissism, a complete lack of empathy, and a pronounced inclination toward-

Professor James Moriarty:
No.

Sherlock Holmes:
Moral insanity.

Professor James Moriarty:
In answer to your previous request regarding Dr. Watson not being involved, the answer is "no": the laws of celestial mechanics dictate that when two objects collide, there is always damage of a collateral nature. [stands up] Exempli gratia: two gentlemen find themselves at cross purposes. [flashback to Irene at the restaurant] A young woman, torn between them. The strain proves too much for her, and she suddenly falls ill [Irene stops, gasps, clutches her chest, and collapses] with tragic consequences. [Moriarty sets down one of Irene's monogrammed handkerchiefs on a chess board; a flashback is shown of him grabbing it from the dying Irene's hand] A rare form of tuberculosis. She succumbed in a matter of seconds. [Moriarty picks up a king] Now, are you sure you want to play this game?

Sherlock Holmes:
I'm afraid, you'd lose.

Professor James Moriarty:
Rest assured, if you attempt to bring destruction down upon me, I shall do the same to you. My respect for you, Mr. Holmes, is the only reason you're still alive.

Sherlock Holmes:
You have paid me several compliments. Let me pay you one in return when I say that if I were assured of the former eventuality... I would cheerfully accept the latter.

Prof. James Moriarty:
Oh and... give my regards to the happy couple.

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