The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes 1970

Critics score:
96 / 100

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Don Druker, Chicago Reader: Affectionately conceived, chock-full of marvelous subtleties, this meticulously constructed adventure-romance shouldn't be missed. Read more

Vincent Canby, New York Times: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is comparatively mild Billy Wilder and rather daring Sherlock Holmes, not a perfect mix, perhaps, but a fond and entertaining one. Read more

Andrew Sarris, New York Observer: Wilder's second most underrated masterpiece. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Before the movie is 20 minutes old, Wilder has settled for simply telling a Sherlock Holmes adventure. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: A wonderful, cruelly underrated film. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: It is in large part old-fashioned, in that it's mile-wide and ancient-history Sherlock Holmes, but it's also handsomely produced and directed with incisiveness by Wilder. Read more