Without A Clue


(out of 5)

A comedic gem, the oft-told tale of Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson is reinvented as a hilarious adventure. A goofy  plays Holmes, the drunken actor who poses as a detective for good PR, while  plays Dr. Watson, the brains behind the operation, perpetually sober and tired of letting the idiot take all the credit for his hard work. When a new murder case breaks, Watson tries to handle it on his own, but unfortunately the public’s love of Holmes and his ‘unique methods’ keep him from getting anything done. Soon the two of them are back together, investigating the sudden appearance of counterfeit money in London when five-pound note plates are stolen from the British treasury. Their case leads them into personal danger from the perpetrators of the crime as well as Holmes’s nemesis Moriarty. Spot-on casting and genuinely good humour are combined with a first-rate script and Henry Mancini’s lively score for a treat that you can really sink your teeth into.

United Kingdom, 1988

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