Sumptuosly presented tale of London in the 1890's with the usual suspects. The story line is an excuse for non stop thrills, chases and action sequences. The movie is engaging predominantly because of its backdrop - beautiful sets of Europe in the late 19th century, and some stunning photography.
The action sequences are fun too, and the chemistry between Sherlock Holmes and Watson remains intriguing. Mycroft (Sherlock's brother) does not come out like the extremely intelligent worthy competitor to Sherly (as he says) though, and the story continues to miss the cerebral component / mystery that ought to be an integral part of Sherlock Holmes. The movie almost feels like Mission Impossible/ James Bond in the 19th Century, with even less twist and turns !
All in all, a fun-filled watch that would certainly keep you amused for the 2 hours, though you are unlikely to remember much of it later, like most offerings in 2011.
3 star out of 5 perhaps ?!