What Culture | 'Mr. Holmes' Review


In the world the film presents, Sherlock Holmes is real, his adventures documented in fictional novels by Dr Watson, aside from one final case that sent him into forced exile. He now lives on the Cornish coast, caring for bees while trying to recall the details of what exactly caused his retirement. Throughout it all there’s a frustration at the fictitious hero Watson presented – a deer-stalker wearing, pipe-smoking intellectual – a meta send-up of how popular culture as misconstrued the character as originally presented by Conan Doyle.

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