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Enola Holmes 2020

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I think I would have been perfectly satisfied with a Henry Cavill Sherlock Holmes film

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Enjoyable enough although predictable and annoyingly cliché at times. Not a fan of the looking into the camera shtick. The enigmas were Dora the Explorer level (pity), which makes me think this was made for children more than for adults.
Liked the dynamic between Enola and Lord Tewkesbury (plus well acted roles). No comment on the phenomenal cast, love 'em all.
Would watch a sequel.

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It was so bad. I dont know why it had such good reviews. There was no sherlock element in the whole movie. Waste of time really.

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Better than i expected, especially considering the negative comments given by some people here. No, it's not a Sherlock Holmes movie - the title gives that away - so don't expect too much from the master sleuth. Cavill is good in that role, but the draw here is Millie Bobby Brown who is terrific as Enola. She gives the film the spark and zest it needs, even when the narrative falters. A sequel would be welcome, with or without Sherlock and his annoying brother Mycroft.

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Fantastic! it played out great with a super cast, specially millie brown with a sound performance, definitely going big in her career and very entertaining and lots of good humour.

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I don't know about the positives.This is very bad

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A refreshing tale from the Sherlock canon that all the family can sit back and enjoy. Millie Brown is excellent in her role, promising talent here. Henry Cavill in the next Sherlock movie? Yes please. Funny throughout and unassuming at times. However, the storyline begins to falter towards the end becoming muddled with two different plots. I’d watch this again.

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Shout by Kati
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2020-09-26T21:31:26Z— updated 2020-10-06T21:19:45Z

Enjoyable, yet nothing special. ´The acting was well-done, it was nicely shot (a few wonky shots aside), the dynamics and characters were a little flat yet well-enough written.
However, in my opinion, most of its pull is the Sherlock Holmes context which is a shame and a waste of clearly talented actors, since the story is divorced from Conan Doyle's novels in its entirety.
I would have loved a more fleshed out story as a stand alone script without the capitalization on Sherlock Holmes.

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Shout by Jim222001
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2020-09-23T23:04:09Z— updated 2020-10-01T15:39:34Z

Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) is so good. That you forgive the film, for not enough of Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes (Man of Steel).
The film is overlong, yet a delight to watch due to the cast. Millie gets to show she’s a true star. She deserves more than just looking in the sky and making believe she’s watching Godzilla fight.

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A wee bit of fun and fancy. Great cast. Millie Bobby Brown plays a delightful sister to the Holmes brothers, Sherlock (never a hunkier portrayal) and Mycroft. Helena Bonham Carter never fails to bring her own trademark eccentricity to her roles wonderfully. I loved the cinematography and locations. All round good, light entertainment. I give this film a 7 (good) out of 10. [Mystery Adventure]

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40 mins in and the biggest problem is her casting. Her acting is as bad as always.

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I want more! This is amazing! Loved it to the moon and to saturn.

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Fair movie. Had some fun and unique parts in it. Nothing special though. Henry & Millie work great together.

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It was ok.
The fourth wall breaking was a bit crap - never really liked that (except with Deadpool for some reason).
Acting was good. Costumes and sets were great.
I’m not convinced Cavill portrayed a quirky enough Sherlock but a likeable character nevertheless.
The mother’s disappearance was never really explained when she reappeared and almost instantly said “soz g2g”.
Overall, a watchable movie that we enjoyed.

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It is unfortunately presented as a crime/mystery movie, but you'll be disappointed if that's what you expect. It is rather an entertaining adventure/coming-of-age movie with an explicit (but not obnoxious) feminist motif. Good watch if you don't mind that kind of movie.

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Wow. Truly love this take on the Holmes universe!! Beautifully acted as well!

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I dont understand the negative comments, I enjoyed this movie. Some viewers seem to be more concentrated looking for mistakes instead of living the story. To me if I live and feel the story , the actors are doing their job and even if there are slipups they go mainly unnoticed.

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Utter garbage to anyone over 25

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In three words: cliché and political correctness.

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A good movie to watch with family, I think it works better if you are a tenneger, it's very light so you will have fun.

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It's good, but I think it could be better. It's predictable, which is disappointing from a film about a Holmes character, but the actors carry it well enough. So, it's okay but I wish it was great.

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The first hour is fun. Great world-building. but then the rest is completely forgettable. I don't even know who the main villain was or what did he do. MBB has the talent and charisma to carry the movie and make it watchable.

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I'm so torn about this. Hated it when I read about it, like "WTF? Another classic character turned into anything-goes-as-long-as-it's-not-a white-man-just-because-we-are-so-woke-now for no reason at all than just that?" Turns out that Holmes is still allowed to be a white man, but then I don't get why they had to involve him at all. As a S. Holmes movie it sucks since she's not as him at all, just like 007 died when Daniel Craig arrived, but it's still an OK flick I guess. So the rating is a hard one but landed on rating it as a Sherlock Holmes movie since they try to kidnap the name so a four it is since I can't encourage a behavior like this.

They should have given her a background and character of her own instead. Now they just counteract themself by showing that they once again have to take a piggy back ride on an old male character to feel safe for it to fly. Just like the hideous Ghostbusters remake....

Just create something new instead of fiddling with stuff like this, it's just counterproductive to the cause they are out to support.

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I enjoyed this film more than I thought I would, but I have to say that Mycroft and Sherlock are really out of character...
You'll see Mycroft as a pompous snobbish bitch with an inferiority complex (which is, if you read the books, very untrue to the character), while Sherlock is almost immediately a loving, caring big brother (again, Sherlock should be pretty cold and distant when it comes to people, and very excitable for cases that interests him).
It's not a problem for the movie, but it might be if you are a fan of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous fictional detective (which I'm not, so lucky me?).
I kinda want a sequel to know what Enola's mother was up to...

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okay, it's entertaining. When Henry Cavill comes out playing Sherlock Holmes the movie goes up a lot

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Very fun. Full of mystery and intrigue, as you'd expect. If you enjoyed the trailer, that style stays throughout - and works really well. Beautifully detailed set design & props. I may have to watch it again to catch the details.

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This movie is based on a YA book and it shows! Don't go into this expecting a gritty dark complex story, it's aimed towards teens so if you're of a fan of "regular Sherlock" you will probably be disappointed. To be honest this just made me feel nostalgic for the kid/teen detective novels I read as a child, which may explain part of why I liked it so much.

There's a few issues with the narrative (like introducing major plot points that get solved with zero effort from the main characters). Some of them are probably because the original book is part of a series, but definitely not all. However, this did not take away any enjoyment of the movie and only came to me after watching.

I also quite liked how they managed to make feminist themes it's absolute core, but somehow not making it feel forced like modern "feminist" comedy so often do (or depressing like every other genre). It's quite difficult to pull off so kudos to them!

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Suffers from "Stream-itis." Streaming movie that people would have made fun of as a direct-to-video but somehow since it is streaming and supposedly "free" people talk it up. Uhhhh....you are paying for a subscription. It isn't free. It is okay, but made for much younger people than I. Not worth an adult's time. Not terrible, just not good.

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Well, this felt more like a teenage romance drama than a Holmes mystery movie

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well.... a excuse for grl pwr content for no reason at all... oh, the vanity and presumptuous hollywood and the horde of brainless people make me cringe.

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It wasn't terrible, but too cliche and predictable most of the time.

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Enjoyable but clearly made for kids/teens. Too predictable with easy enigmas, cliché at times. Needed something more to make it special at all. Acting was very good though. It was very nice to see Millie Bobbie Brown in the role of Enola.

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Certainly enjoyable. A little predictable and YA but still good fine. Millie Bobbie Brown was excellent in the lead and well supported. Just needed a bit more substance.
Would be interesting to see a sequel if it was a bit tighter written

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I liked the idea of Enola Holmes. I even liked the casting and characters. But the way it was done left something to be desired. Enola was supposedly trained from a young age to fight and defend herself and yet she lost every fight she was in. She was smart and yet got hoodwinked by the first person she met. And mostly, I hated the ending with the mom. I would have been okay with the mom being a radical feminist and all that, but it was the idea of her mother willingly abandoning her daughter so she can go off and be a radical feminist. It's the idea that she can't be both and if she has to be one she chooses that over her own daughter. It took what could have been a fun movie despite it's frustrations and ruins it one scene.

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My goodness what a kitty film. I want my two hours back, please.

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This was a pleasantly charming movie.
Forget about Sherlock Holmes. This movie is about his sister Enola and her view

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Shout by Jason
2020-09-29T04:02:03Z— updated 2020-09-30T22:17:14Z

The people who had a problem with this movie were those who came in with the wrong expectations. Yes, the villain was easy to guess, and the movie wasn’t the usual Sherlock type with lots of focus on clues and detective work. That wasn’t the point of movie, or the book on which it is based.

It’s a tale of a girl coming into her own while she searches for her mother. And it just so happens that her family includes the famous Sherlock Holmes.

The acting and cinematography are beautifully done, and I applaud the director for being able to make Sherlock memorable (via Henry Cavill) without stealing the limelight from the protagonist, who was brilliantly portrayed by Brown. Brown does the balancing act perfectly, showing that her character isn’t a damsel in distress, is capable of taking care of herself and others, while not throwing the “females rule” agenda in our faces (looking at you, Charlie’s Angels, 2020)

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I didn’t know what to expect of this movie when starting, and I’m still not sure after wards, but:

It’s one of those family friendly movies with some dark elements but light and not taken seriously.

Millie Bobbie Brown is exceptional in this, especially her crying with Mycroft.

Sherlock’s depiction was more heartfelt in this version, and being used to Benedict Cumberatch’s I’m not sure if I am used to it or not.

The plot did go all over the place with women suffrage and the mystery of the family, it blended together in the beginning, but towards the end it jumbled up and it felt there wasn’t enough time to develop both plots, despite the move being long. There are many unanswered questions that can’t be answered in the sequels, and the better option may have been to have an A and B plot.

The movie is upbeat, but not something to take seriously.

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[Netflix] Enjoyable story that provides a feminist review of the Sherlock Holmes universe. However, the film does not manage to take advantage of the first twenty frenetic minutes, a kind of locomotive that starts at full speed and gradually loses energy. The cast is successful, especially Millie Bobby Brown, who is comfortable in her character, although with abuse of 4th wall-breaking. Enola Holmes is here to stay.

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Quite a successful Sherlock spin-off. And it looks like there may still be a successful actress from Millie Bobby Brown. :)

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i don't know why y'all hating so much, this movie is totally from Elona's point of view and Millie's acting is so good! it was fun while it lasted.

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Was okay I suppose, but you have to look at this movie as though it isn't actually a Sherlock Holmes movie. The characters, specifically Sherlock, are not how they should be. Sherlock is supposed to be cold and disconnected from others emotionally, but in this movie, that's not true at all. It's enjoyable if you can get past that, although it isn't anything special.

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I have never disliked Mycroft as much as in this film. Whatever went wrong with him?

This started out as an enjoyable light family-film to watch, adorable teens that don't fit into their era's society, beginning to struggle against, thrown in feminist topics and eye-candy, but I've grown to enjoy this more and more.

The moments of breaking the third wall, especially when Enola asks "Do you have any ideas?" were rather adorable.

All in all I really don't see what people's beef is with this, unless they're those kinds of people that are against equal rights and want "good old England back", aka har har colonialisation, tea parties, whoopdeedoopsies.

This was a delightful optimistic film, about finding purpose, finding oneself, making some friends along the way and "The future is up to us".

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Actors are perfect as expected. But the plot? It doesn’t have any Sherlock elements, seems like they just used the name. I honestly was expecting more complicated-hard to solve crime, it didn’t meet my expectations. Other than that it’s a nice, lovely film to watch.

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Pleasantly surprising movie. Enjoyable and worth a watch. :thumbsup_tone1:

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well I was in two minds to watch this but glad i did , Millie Bobby Brown is so good

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Felt like a tv show I wanted to watch 7 seasons of! Beautifully shot, well cast, perfectly acted, fantastic costumes and set/prop designs!

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Good one. A 7/10 for me.

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I really enjoyed this movie. It's just a lot of fun. A little more interaction between Enola & Sherlock would have been welcome tho. Once again I have to say keep an eye on Millie Bobby Brown - she is going places.

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Very good movie. Who doesn't like Henry Cavill. MBB was good as well.

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I think I liked it! It really was just a cute little film to pass some time. I liked the little bits of fighting for reform in England. It tied in well with Enolas mother. I just felt like there was almost one too many endings. Like the Tewkesbery storyline was kind of just a thing in the background instead of the main plot. I would’ve been much more interested to find out more about what Helena Bonham Carter was doing. The acting was good, the storyline was fun, and at the end of the day I had fun watching it.

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One of the new nice movies.

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I'm halfway through this and it is such pandering and hopelessly predictable. Not to mention the cliche of the "strong woman whom shapes their own destiny" is shoved in your face rather than a subtle approach of independence. The acting is done well, the script needs work.

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they show Sherlock like an idiot. if you want to make your time waste then watch.

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Succeeds far better in the same places Dolittle did little.

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Enola Holmes: "My life is my own and the future is up to us!"

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They made out Mycroft Holmes as some sort of antagonist. Which may not sit well with some. Other than that not a bad movie.

2020 is not a year for great movies.

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It was a fun one to watch, a bit different than I expected and also in the way it's filmed. Don't expect anything Sherlock Holmes, the name is there, but that's it.

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Very light, easy to watch, easy to forget. Somewhat makes me consider the inverse square law of publicity to poorer quality once again.

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I was hoped there were mind blowing things.
But no, just watch it like an entertain movie.

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Millie is amazing in a movie that is light and entertaining but lacks a more objective script

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Not a very great movie but worth to watch, thanks to MBB, it is clearly watchable.

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Meh.

It's like Sherlock Holmes for young adults.

If I was 20 years younger maybe I would have liked it better.

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I just watched EH and really enjoyed it. It was good to escape for a couple of hours and get away from the reality that is September 2020. I thought the lead Millie Bobby Brown did a great job and showed she can do more than her Stranger Things gig. A future talent

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Good , entertaining ...and free on Netflix - what more can you ask for.

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