At the Movies With Peter Travers' Holiday Blitz: "Sherlock Holmes," "It's Complicated," "Nine" and More
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First, there's Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective and Jude Law as his sidekick Watson. As always, it's a pleasure to see Downey Jr. on the big screen. Unfortunately, director Guy Ritchie is at the reins of this film, and he dumbs down the Sherlock wit into a period piece that's more like an action caper a la Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels than The Hound of the Baskervilles.