Harry Bradbeer directs Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter in this kids adventure where Sherlock and Mycroft’s little sister investigates her mother’s disappearance and the attempts on a hot teen lord’s life.
A perfectly serviceable entertainment that feels like three episodes of a Christmas tea time miniseries crammed together to make a feature length release. By the end, only a side mystery has been solved and that’s so the Timothée Chalamet resembling romantic interest involved can boxed up to be replaced by whatever ever foppish Corey is in fashion when Enola Holmes 2 starts rolling. The production values are high, there’s an admirable effort to make the mid billed casting as diverse as possible. It is all very suffocatingly breathless. Like a corset, ornately attractive but with little room to enjoy one’s self in. Stranger Things breakout Millie Bobbie Brown is an engaging lead, she will be a star, but this relies a little too much on her eagerly sticking her piehole right up into the camera to make sure we are keeping pace with the nonsense plot. You’d go mad if you did, the screenwriters haven’t bothered, so why should you?
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