Sherlock Holmes (2009) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie, 2009

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A Study in Scarlet
Arthur Conan Doyle, 1887

Sherlock Holmes is a movie directed by Guy Ritchie in 2009 and based on the characters from the book A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published in 1887. The movie features Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Robert Maillet, Kelly Reilly, and others.

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“The book is better than the movie”

But the movie is worth watching.

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RATING

7.6

/ 10

Movie Poster: Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie, 2009)

8.3

/ 10

Book Cover: A Study in Scarlet (Arthur Conan Doyle, 1887)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of A Study in Scarlet, the 1887 book by Arthur Conan Doyle.

A Study in Scarlet

Read by: David Clarke

Storyline

After finally catching serial killer Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. But when Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again and will have to unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Sherlock Holmes, the 2009 movie by Guy Ritchie

Year

2009

Minutes

128

Movie Rate

7.60

Source: IMDb

Movie

Sherlock Holmes

Country: USA

Year: 2009

Length: 2h8m

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Cover of A Study in Scarlet, the 1887 book by Arthur Conan Doyle

Year

1887

Pages

123

Book Rate

8.32

S: Goodreads

Book

A Study in Scarlet

Subtitle: A Famous Sherlock Holmes Story

Country: UK

First published in: 1887

Length: 123 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Sherlock (2002)
Movie by Graham Theakston
TV Series poster
Sherlock (2010-2017)
TV Series by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
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Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Movie by Rachel Goldenberg
TV Series poster
Elementary (2012-2019)
TV Series by Robert Doherty
Movie poster
Holmes & Watson (2018)
Movie by Etan Cohen
TV Series poster
The Irregulars (2021)
TV Series by Tom Bidwell

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Poster of Sherlock Holmes, the 2009 movie by Guy Ritchie

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Cover of A Study in Scarlet, the 1887 book by Arthur Conan Doyle

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