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Eddie Marsan

New 'Sherlock' is a hopeless case

Guy Ritchie can make all the superslick, ultragreasy crime movies he wants ( "RocknRolla" being the most recent and one of the greasiest), but now he has given us "Sherlock Holmes," and I'm sorry but I like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters. I have no fixed notion about how they should be handled, but it's a serious drag to see how Ritchie has turned Holmes and Dr. Watson into a couple of garden-variety thugs.

People really want to see this movie. (So did I, despite the director.) The casting seems so very right. Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes; Jude Law, never entirely comfortable in contemporary stories but a pip in period settings, as Dr. Watson; Rachel McAdams...