If you taught that Guy Ritchie made a very strange version of Sherlock Holmes, then you better think again. This little gem was long hidden from the public, but I think it’s about time to check it out. Holmes and Watson are played by two great names Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley and that creates such chemistry between them that they do not have to do anything, just stand and that is interesting enough. Without a Clue has that gentlemanly type of humor, without much profanity and references to sexual acts or objects. It’s a nice wholesome movie that you can watch with everyone and no one would be offended. And the best thing of all is that you can enjoy in this movie even if you don’t know much about Sherlock and his adventures. And if you do, well than you’re in for a treat.

As I previously mentioned, this is a very strange take on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. In this version he is different from the classical perception of him fed to us by almost everyone. There is still a mystery case that needs to be solved (plates used for printing money have been stolen), but the rest is pretty funny, beginning with that Sherlock is an alcoholic, and Dr. Watson is the mastermind behind him. Enjoy…

Director: Thom Eberhardt

Cast: Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones, Lysette Anthony, Paul Freeman, Nigel Davenport

Fun Stuff: The opening sequence of the movie is inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes story “The Red-Headed League.” In the story, Sherlock Holmes captures John Clay and his accomplice, Archie. John Clay even calls out at one point, “Jump, Archie, and I’ll swing for it!”

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096454/

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