Mr. Holmes

McKellen, Ian

SKU: 031398227670

UPC 031398227670
Release Date 2015-11-10
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 105
Format Color
Synopsis 4 stars out of 5 -- Bill Condon directs without ostentation, letting McKellen set the shuffling pace. The end result treads a risky line between melancholic and made-for-TV. There’s sweetness and light from Linney and Parker...3 stars out of 4 -- Director Bill Condon, who teamed superbly with McKellen on the Oscar-winning GODS AND MONSTERS, brings us a riveting character study of a lion not going gentle into winter.Maneuvering shrewdly within the boundaries of the traditional canon and aided by the impeccable performance of Ian McKellen, Bill Condon directs an elegant puzzler...McKellen is consistently enjoyable and gets a chance to share a nice moment of interplay when a still-dapper Holmes and Kelmot eventually meet on a park bench.McKellen is brilliant throughout, his piercing blue eyes revealing the gallantry of youth and the sadness of a life’s worth of memories slipping further away.Mr. Holmes the movie glides smoothly back and forth across decades and continents as it follows these disparate plot strands through to their eminently logical conclusions.Director Bill Condon puts a spin on Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated character with MR. HOLMES, which stars Ian McKellen as the famous detective. The set-up is that a now-retired Holmes, his steel-trap mind starting to fade with old age, lives out his golden years in the late 1940s. He returns from a trip to Japan searching for a plant that could slow the aging process and help him regain the faculties he knows he's lost. While there, he witnessed first-hand the result of America's bombing of Hiroshima, which has put him in a contemplative state. He lives with his devoted housekeeper Mrs. Murno (Laura Linney), and her son Roger (Milo Parker), who turns out to be of great help when the detective reopens his investigation into the case that led to his retirement.
Cast Carter Burwell (Composer)
Bill Condon (Director)
Jason White (Stunt Coordinator)
Michael Minkler (Sound Re-Recording)
Charlotte Dirickx (Set Decorator)
Eliza Paley (Dialogue)
Alistair Anderson (Special Effects Supervisor)
Jeffrey Hatcher (Screenwriter)
Mitch Cullin (Source Writer)
Dave Elsey (Makeup)
Christine Walmesley-Cotham (Hairstylist)
Christine Walmesley-Cotham (Makeup)
Ann Fenton (Hairstylist)
Ann Fenton (Makeup)
Tobias A. Schliesser (Director of Photography)
Neal Champion (Special Effects Supervisor)
Lance Roehrig (Assistant Director)
Phosphene (Visual Effects Designer)
Luca Borghese (Post-Production Supervisor)
Jonathan Stow (Makeup)
Kate Glover (Production Manager/UPM)
Joseph Koniak (Hairstylist)
James Wakefield (Supervising Art Director)
Mitsutoshi Hamazaki (Production Manager/UPM)
Jitsu Toyoda (Director of Photography)
Sophie Ashworth (Hairstylist)
Sophie Ashworth (Makeup)
Nora Robertson (Hairstylist)
Nora Robertson (Makeup)
Jane Paterson (Hairstylist)
Jane Paterson (Makeup)
Roger Allam (Co-Star)
Frances Barber (Co-Star)
Michael Culkin (Co-Star)
Eileen Davies (Co-Star)
Frances De La Tour (Co-Star)
Laura Linney (Star)
Ian McKellen (Star)
Nicholas Rowe (Co-Star)
John Sessions (Co-Star)
Sarah Crowden (Co-Star)
David Foxxe (Co-Star)
Hiroyuki Sanada (Star)
Phil Davis (Co-Star)
Patrick Kennedy (Co-Star)
Hattie Morahan (Star)
Mike Burnside (Co-Star)
Takako Akashi (Co-Star)
Oliver Devoti (Co-Star)
Milo Parker (Star)
Charlie Maddox (Co-Star)
Zak Shukor (Co-Star)
Sam Coulson (Co-Star)
Hermione Corfield (Co-Star)
Kit Connor (Co-Star)
Zoe Rainey (Co-Star)
Colin Starkey (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Icon featurette Story featurette Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.75000
Depth 7.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Mystery,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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