Review: Enola Holmes (2020)
While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Based off the books by Nancy Springer, Enola Holmes is a fun family adventure film. It should entertain both younger and older audiences. Enola is just as gifted as her older brother Sherlock in the powers of deduction but her quirky upbringing solely under the care of her polymath mother played by Helena Bonham Carter gives Enola a unique edge and perspective. When her mother suddenly goes missing, Enola sets about to try and solve the mystery of her disappearance whilst avoiding her brother Mycroft. Seeing Millie Bobby Brown play a role other than her breakout role as Eleven on Stranger Things is a sheer joy and I anticipate seeing her in more movies in the future as her popularity continues to grow. As she narrates her own journey and seamlessly breaks the fourth wall to interact with the audience, Enola comes off both as smart and capable. She puts up a convincing fight with opponents many times her size and strength. For anyone who is a fan of mysteries or Sherlock Holmes, Enola isn’t necessarily groundbreaking but it does offer solid high-energy entertainment for both fans and non-fans alike. Hopefully, this is a beginning of a promising new franchise because I’m definitely a fan.
Directed by: Harry Bradbeer
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Sam Claflin, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence
Runtime: 123 min