Without a Clue

1988

Comedy / Crime / Mystery

95
IMDb Rating 7 10 8,600

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Ben Kingsley as David Kepesh
Jeffrey Jones as Minister
Michael Caine as Andrew
Paul Freeman as Ivan Ooze
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811.82 MB
1280*720
English
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23.976 fps
107 min
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1.65 GB
1920×1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
107 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bwardmusic 10 / 10 / 10

Excellent Acting, Wonderful Ironies, fun plot

Like the previous reviewer, I don't understand why this movie wasn't more of a hit. The acting and chemistry between Ben Kingsley (the smart Watson who actually possesses Holmes' famous qualities) and Michael Caine (who plays the bumbling Holmes) is wonderful, witty, and ironic. Some of the jokes are subtle, so if you have a dry sense of humour, you'll enjoy that angle of the movie. For example, when John Watson admits to his publisher at the Strand the HE is really the crime solver, and not the bumbling Holmes he's duped the readership into admiring, the publisher says "Watson, you've compromised the integrity of English Literature". Shaken-looking, the publisher opens a secret cabinet door made to look like English Literary Works on his shelf, pulls out a shot of brandy, drinks it, and then replaces it in its hiding place. You'll also find the music well-above average in creating the mood and historical setting of the movie. The theme song sounds like something that could be used over and over again as a timeless piece of music -- upbeat, melodic, yet using instruments of the time such as a string section in an orchestra. I bought this on VHS and watched it so much I had to replace it, but it was out of print. Then it came out on DVD and I made sure I got a copy immediately. I don't think you'll be disappointed, and you'll most certainly laugh quietly and out loud.....

Reviewed by Scrugulus 9 / 10 / 10

One of the best comedies ever!

I am not using superlatives lightly, but this film is definitely the best Sherlock Holmes spoof that could possible exist in past, present or future. It is not only a very precise and accurate observation of the Sherlock Holmes heritage, it is at the same time very, very entertaining. Even if you don't know much about Holmes, you'll enjoy yourself. The story itself, and the idea behind it, are brilliant. One of the strengths of the story is, in my opinion, that it does not just concentrate on the spoof part, but gives you an entertaining mystery in the traditional Holmesian style as well. The atmosphere created by the "supporting" arts (score music, set, costumes, etc.) fits the film 100%. The cast list speaks for itself. Caine and Kingsley are at their best and their styles - minutely adapted to their characters - complement each other perfectly. And each and every one of the supporting actors is top-class. If you are a fan of Michael Caine and/or Ben Kingsley and/or Sherlock Holmes you HAVE TO see this movie. If you are neither of the above, go hide under the stairs and be ashamed of yourself.

Reviewed by Yielding 9 / 10 / 10

Something quite wonderful...

A much overlooked film of comic perfection, Without a Clue is a hidden gem of a movie that shows beyond doubt the true talents of its main actors, Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley. While not the funniest movie of all time, it is in its entirety both heart-warmingly humorous and adorable in its simplicity. The relationship between The two main characters is stunningly portrayed, and the gentle humour throughout is speckled with enough laugh out loud moments, touching character interactions and great supporting roles, as to leave the viewer with nothing but love for the movie and it's stars. Both Caine and Kingsley are great actors, but in pairing the two together, this movie shows their skill in a completely new light. The comic timing is flawless, and while neither men have had too much experience of comedy, you would never know it from their portrayal of the bumbling Sherlock Holmes and the genius Dr.Watson in this turnabout story of the traditional sleuthing pair. Where so many other movies have failed to put a worthy spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legacy, the chemistry of it's actors and the sharp but not too wieldy script, make this a must see for any fan of Sherlock Holmes, or any student of comedy. This movie is living proof that funny doesn't have to slap you in the face in order to grab your attention, and where many other films deemed as comedy classics may find their place in the your memory, this one will find a place in your heart.

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