Enola Holmes (2020 Film) Review

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I noticed when Netflix was showing me the trailer for Enola Holmes, which is their new film that came out not long ago. It’s based on a book series about Sherlock Holmes’ little sister, but it was not written by Arthur Conan Doyle, but rather a new modern author. I was definitely curious and wanted to give it a shot.

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The film’s main focus is obviously Enola Holmes, the youngest child and baby sister to the famous Sherlock Holmes. She was raised mostly by her mother, a powerful feminist who taught Enola how to be strong in a man’s world. However, her mother disappears one day.

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So her brothers come to the family home to figure out what to do with Enola since she is not an adult yet. The oldest brother Mycroft Holmes wants Enola to be a traditional girl. While Sherlock mostly wants her to be happy.

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Enola does not like the path her oldest brother is trying to put her on. So she decides to run away. While on a trip on a train, she discovers a young British lord hiding from a nefarious man. Before she even realizes it, she has another mystery to solve. But will the famous Sherlock Holmes crack the case before she does?

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To be honest, I was a bit disappointed with Enola Holmes. The actors did well, especially Millie Bobby Brown, but when compared to other Sherlock Holmes stories you can tell obviously it did not come from its original author. It’s very elaborate fanfiction, and the mystery in the story isn’t very complex or surprising. I also had a hard time accepting Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes, as I feel he was rather miscasted. But it is a decent movie, and definitely worth a watch.

Score: B-

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

9 thoughts on “Enola Holmes (2020 Film) Review

  1. I heard a lot of good things about this, and the trailer looked fun, so I added it to my already very long list to watch. I’m so used to seeing Cavill as a superhero or bad guy, so it seems a little rough to imagine him in this role, but I’m looking forward to seeing his acting chops in this one later this week. Hugs, RO.

  2. I saw it too and totally loved it. I hear they are being sued for copyright infringement by the Conan family though. Still… I hope there’s more produced.

  3. Uh oh… I just wrote a comment and it didn’t post. I hope this works. I just mentioned that I liked the movie and heard it was being sued for copyright infringement.

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