Young Sherlock Holmes
With the ever-present Watson by his side, future detective genius Sherlock Holmes embarks on an exciting adventure as he attempts to unravel a series of mysterious deaths near the campus of the prestigious Brompton Academy.
Rent DVDs for only $4.99 a month.
- Barry Levinson
- This movie is
- 1986 Academy Award®
- Best Visual Effects nominee
PG-13Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Young Sherlock HolmesClose
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that perils in this young-adult Sherlock Holmes drama include threats of the heroine being sacrificially turned into an Egyptian-style mummy, and kids being strangled and run through with swords. There's some potential nightmare imagery for young viewers -- scenes of demonic entities and rotting zombies; it's made clear that these are only hallucinations, but the chills are still vividly rendered. Young Watson tries tobacco smoking.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- More PG than PG-13. One fatal shooting. Characters "mummified" non-explicitly by hot wax. Mild wounds from sword-thrusts. Hand-to-hand fighting, strangulation. Bloodless, hallucination-inspired mayhem and death include one character who stabs himself in the chest, another getting run over by a carriage, another besieged by rotting skeletons, another imagining little monsters pecking and biting at him.
- "Hell" and "damn," just about one time each.
- Social Behavior
- Holmes is ever polite and fearless seeker of justice (even though it harmed his own family; only the sketchiest details given). He and Watson (who overeats and tries to smoke a pipe) are shown to be consistently smarter than the adults, who are either oblivious (especially Lestrade of Scotland Yard) or treacherous villains in disguise. The "exotic" depiction of Arab-Egyptian culture (emphasis on the "cult" part) is pretty cartoony.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Pipe-smoking by the young Watson and Holmes. Social drinking (but not by underage characters).
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it