Now a detective-for-hire like her infamous brother, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl, as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends — and Sherlock himself — to unravel.
Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Louis Partridge, Helena Bonham Carter, David Thewlis, Susan Wokoma, Adeel Akhtar, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Hannah Dodd, Abbie Hern, Gabriel Tierney, Serrana Su-Ling Bliss, Róisín Monaghan, David Westhead, Sofia Stavrinou, Himesh Patel, Catriona Chandler, Lee Boardman, Tim McMullan, Tony Lucken
Director: Harry Bradbeer
youneszaidou - 9 January 2023 Enola pile of nonesense Netflix strikes back again
i liked the actress when she was young in stranger things, now she has grown up and become boring/arrogant.
She brings her personal attitude even to the movie.
Now a girl who wasn't even mentioned in the original work is supposed to be smarter than Sherlock Holmes?
It's not worth watching the movie, i couldn't finish it, it was too much for me, she wrapped too much for me....
poor Henry, what did he do to deserve such a mess..
don't watch this, there is nothing fun or exciting to see, doing garend work is more enjoyable than this movie. Believe me...
PS: i don't like garden work.
HafizhMaulana21 - 8 January 2023 I love Enola Enola Holmes now has her own private detective office. The first case of a little girl looking for her older sister. The case becomes complicated and requires the help of Sherlock Holmes to solve each other's mysteries.
Continuing the adventure story of Enola who now has her own detective office. This second film is still exciting and entertaining with a series of mysteries presented, Enola's adventures in solving mysteries to collaborating with Sherlock who has a complicated case. Enola Holmes presents an interesting and good story plot. With the mystery growing, Enola's own character is thriving and the storyline is evolving. The new case became a turning point to improve the development of Enola itself. The existence of Sherlock becomes a new force in this film. We are invited to see the world of Enola further, including the existence of Sherlock. Sherlock's existence also gives an idea of how he works. Coupled with Sherlock's enemy, Moriarty who is also present in this film. However, Moriarty in this film is a woman. One interesting thing about this film is that the ending is apparently unhappy and leads to the sad death of a romantic story. Not to forget also this film takes an adaptation of a famous story in feminism.
r96sk - 5 January 2023 About on par with the original About on par with the original, which I suppose is the minimum you want from a sequel.
I have similar thoughts about 'Enola Holmes 2' as I do for 'Enola Holmes'. Millie Bobby Brown is a strong lead, the support cast are good but the plot still isn't the most entertaining to watch unfold onscreen. I'm not sure it needed to be told over 2hrs, either.
Still, I got the required amount of entertainment from it. I appreciate the message and the story it tells, as well as them (seeming to, to me anyway) toning down the fourth-wall breaking - which is a tad overdone in the 2020 flick.
It seems likely that we'll be getting more of these, which I'm cool with - if the main cast remain, that is.
sundayatdusk-97859 - 4 January 2023 Smashing, Except For All The Head Smashing . . . . I saw this second movie before seeing the first on Netflix, the only place you can stream it. Not seeing the first led to little confusion, and I though it was a better story than the first one. Enola Holmes is truly endearing and Sherlock Holmes is a captivating character. Her love story with the young British lord is totally sweet, too, so unusual for contemporary teenage love stories.
The only complaint I have about the two films is all the violence. Enola knows jitsu and it looks like others do, too. The violent fighting seems ridiculous after a while, if not cartoonish, because no one but the bad guys end up with any real injuries. Even after horrid head slams, Enola and her brother would soon be totally alert and looking quite okay. Ridiculous.
Mr-Topshotta - 3 January 2023 "ENOLA HOLMES 2" REVIEW Directed by Harry Bradbeer. A runtime of two hours and nine minutes. Streaming on Netflix with a PG-13 rating. Off the success of her first case solved. "Enola Holmes" played by Millie Bobby Brown is back at it. Now at her new spot, she has set up to be in business for good. But business is slow. Right as she was about to close down shop for good she's approached by "Bessie Chapman" played by Serrana Su-Ling Bliss.
"Bessie" explains to "Enola" that her sister "Sarah Chapman" played by Hannah Dodd has gone missing. This will send "Enola" on a wild journey. She'll have similarities to her case like her brother "Sherlock Holmes" played by Henry Cavill has to his. Between running into a new pho in "Grail" played by David Thewlis. She'll also run into a past love in "Tewkesbury" played by Louis Partridge.
This case will find "Enola" In a lot of trouble. Also, come to the realization there's more going on than a missing woman. But "Enola" will do whatever she has to do to solve the case. Including if she has to work with her brother or get help from her mom "Eudora Holmes" and "Edith". Played by Helena Bonham Carter and Susan Wokoma.
"Enola Holmes" was better than the first one. I didn't like the first one much but this one was more tolerable. There was a lot of breaking of the 4th wall in this, sometimes a little too much. But overall the story was interesting. On top of that, a lot of the major things in the film were based on things that happened in real life.
I got a little history lesson while watching the film. Millie Bobby Brown did well in her role. I can't wait to see her again as "Eleven" in the final season of "Stranger Things". A decent film that's good for most ages. I give this film three mor fires 🔥🔥🔥.
chgonzalezg - 2 January 2023 Another feminist and "inclusive" manifest from Netflix In this movie all men are weak, idiot or evil, and all women are victims.
Enola Holmes can defeat Sherlock Holmes in a fight. Three women can defeat four policeman in a fight. Enola can defeat almost anyone in a fight. In fact, no man can defeat a woman in a fight in this movie.
Two of the most iconic characters from the Arthur Conan Doyle books are now afroamerican, and one is a woman.
The script is decent and the movie is almost enjoyable. But the continuous feminist and inclusive indoctrination ruins all.
In conclusion: another feminist and "inclusive" manifest from Netflix. What a surprise.
marius-bancila - 30 December 2022 So woke... I would have given the movie at least an 8 if it wasn't for the last 30 minites. It was so fun and enjoyable until it wasn't any more. For God's sake, can we have a movie that's not woke? They had to make Moriarty a woman. And not just a woman but a black one. In England 1888. Seriosly, America is a rotten society if they need to make every major character either woman or black or both. The only thing missing was that she wasn't a lesbian. And then, just when I though that a few black characters were enough, the cherry on the top of the cake: Dr. Watson turned out to be black. But I am sure in the 3rd movie we will also discover that he is gay.
So just a 6 / 10.
ygwerin1 - 29 December 2022 Remember the Match Girls Just how many viewers of the movie Enola Holmes 2, the tale of the fictitious female detective and sister, of the eponymous but equally fictitious, detective Sherlock Holmes.
Would come away from the film with memories and considerations of, the horrendous working conditions endured by 19th century working women, Combined with their struggle against those conditions, leading to the first ever strike by women workers, combined with the successful formation of the first ever female trades Union.
Enola Holmes only case she can secure when endeavouring to establish her Detective Agency, is that of a young girl Edith desperately searching for her lost sister Cicely, while her brother Sherlock Holmes case apparently has far more import and gravitas, because it concerns matters of state security.
Of course as is the way with modern cinema history's nose is tweaked to promote both female and black empowerment, A) Enola Holmes, Female detective, sister of famous brother.
B) Eudoria Holmes, mother of Enola, Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes.
In the current vernacular mum and daughter are both kick arse women, with the daughter being the proverbial chip off the old block.
C) Mira Troy, character managing to tick not just 1 but 2 of the seemingly required boxes, as a black woman she's "more intelligent" and formidable and independent, as Sherlock Holmes new nemeses.
The men are not left out of this scenario as two of the principle players in the Sherlock Holmes universe, his companion Doctor John Watson, and the police detective Lestrade, are both played by male Asian actors.
These considerations are something of a modern day conceit, when compared to the historical realities of the times in question.
But I can still enjoy them nonetheless as entertainment, and they also serve to underline those historical considerations, of what could be compared to what was.
Back to the actual history contained within the movie, and woven into the cases of our two detectives, the young woman sought by Enola Holmes, worked at a large match factory named Lyon's.
The major match manufacturer of the 19th century in Britain, was named Bryant & May.
Lyon's had changed its process to use a different phosphorous, which was cheaper to make, easier to use, much more profitable, and made the work far more injurious to the health of its young female workforce.
The Match Girls of the 19th century were among the poorest paid workers in the country, and in some of the very worst of working conditions.
Bryant & May changed its production process to use a White Phosphorous, which increased the health risks to its employees dramatically. The principle medical condition resulting from its introduction, became known as Phossy jaw a severe softening of the jaw bones leading to extreme deformation.
In the film we see a mass protest of the Lyon's firms female employees, leading to a walkout and strike.
A Sarah Chapman became the very first female strike leader, bringing her fellow Bryant & May workers out, leading to the very first female workers Trades Union, the Matchmakers Union.
timrestorationludlow - 28 December 2022 Watchable, but part 1 was better. As per normal with sequels the first instalment was good but they can never seem to quite pull it off a second time; this second episode has lost the freshness of the first and it seems to be trying much too hard, it's pretty messy in places and some of the actually quite heavy political themes feel glib and unsubtle when forced upon what is essentially a comedy caper. The actors to some extent come to the rescue and make decent enough fist of it, Milly Bobby Brown captures the upper class English mannerisms well and makes some good jokes at their expense, although the device of the wacky female lead using arch asides to the audience has been much overused recently and is wearing a bit thin. The costumes and sets are good, I particularly liked Sherlock's flat.
mirandabond - 27 December 2022 Best movies Ever! This movie is one of the best movies I have watched this year. Super funny also action packed. Kept your interest the whole time. Great cast everyone played amazing. I would really love to have a 3rd one released ASAP. Maybe even a series that shows the different cases she takes and solves I am really thrilled for more of these to be released.! I am 100% so deep in both of these movies I have watched them so many times. I have showed them off to family and friends. I have socially posted to tell people to go and watch it and to give it a good rating. It is one of the best movies I have watched this whole year and I think anybody that has watched it would gladly say we need more and more of these.
resukcs - 27 December 2022 Great actors... ...and great story line. I thought all the actors were perfect in their roles. Not sure about the Moriarity character though. Seems to have gone a bridge too far there. Millie Bobby Brown really carries the show with her personality. I hope they will continue with future seasons. Maybe Enola will have her own detective agency in the future now that Watson has showed up. A couple nice twists in the overall story. But nothing too surprising regarding who the true villains were. But I always like a period piece anyway. As I said, hoping there are more episodes in the works. Although it only might be a point where Enola outgrows the story.
dumaal - 27 December 2022 well... I lived my childhood in a communist country in eastern Europe, and that regime allowed only propaganda movies to be made and shown to the public. At that time and in that place the artists struggled to somehow hide in movies messages about freedom along with the required quintessential main theme, which always was the class struggle, a class struggle that always ended with the victory of the communist revolution. In Netflix movies things are upside down. In movies about freedom (and in a free society) they slip as much as they can propaganda about the class struggle and revolution. This time is the new woke revolution, but it's not much different in essence, values or means from the communist one, and it would be surprising to me if the result will be different if this new revolution wins. They, as communists did, justify to people the lack of morality in the name of equality and try to convince their audience that the two are actually the same. Really, Netflix movies in recent years have a striking resemblance to eastern Europe cinematography in communist era. So much so that I wouldn't exclude that at some point Netflix would maybe add those to their collection since they may serve their propaganda. This Enola Holmes movie, which otherwise is a nice fun movie is doing exactly that. Unfortunately I don't think the American public has the eye, the education, or the life experience to notice these similarities and they just take it for granted swallowing whole without chewing until they get will get poisoned.
heavydude - 26 December 2022 Relax and turn off your brain. I haven't read any of the other reviews so as not influence me.
The story line is simple. The solution to the two mysteries was easy to figure out early on.
Millie Bobby Brown portrays the heretofore unknown (except for the first move) sister of Sherlock Holmes). She wants to be a detective in her own right, a victorian Nancy Drew. Frankly, I don't know who is more annoying, the actress or the character. If you want Nancy Drew there was a very good TV series a couple of years ago.
Henry Cavill is billed as Sherlock Holmes but I can't figure out exactly who he is playing. He's further away from the Sherlock Holmes character than anybody else who has ever played Sherlock (except Robert Downey Jr - so sue me. LOL).
The movie is "in your face" politically correct. I'm all in favor of minorities being cast as authentic ethnic characters and ethnically neutral characters. Professor Moriarty is a black woman. Sorry, but that strains credulity, though I can just about buy an East Indian Doctor Watson.
Helena Bonham Carter seems to have phoned in her role at Eudora Holmes. There wasn't much for her to do anyway.
Ditto Lestrade. Not much for him to do either.
About the only character with any meat in the role was the nasty Inspector Grail.
Final word. Enola. What on earth was the author thinking? Should have been easy to pick a unique name rather than one that conjures up the B-29 bomber (Enola Gay) and a breakfast product.
vovazg - 22 December 2022 We're not allowed to have an opinion anymore So when you write an honest review about a piece of art that's deliberatelyade with a message why censor the review. It's a one way street where the message comes from above to us and is expected that we all have to align with it. If not we'll be silenced until time comes that you're afraid of consequences for having an opinion. The message here is that you can do whatever you want with the Sherlock Holmes character except criticize when you do whatever you want with Sherlock Holmes character. It's basically everything that's wrong with today's film and majority doesn't approve this kind of agenda hidden in art form. It's still being pushed forcefully but eventually when the numbers hit way low and it's coming to that, like all madness is going to stop. Movie is entertaining in a way because that's it's main and only function. But hardly enough when you take a value like Sherlock Holmes and mock with it basically like it's any given Sunday.