Enola Holmes: After successfully solving her first case, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) decides to follow in the footsteps of her renowned brother, Sherlock (Henry Cavill), and establish her own agency. However, she soon discovers that life isn’t as simple as it first appears for a female detective-for-hire.
She is preparing to shut down her business after coming to terms with the harsh realities of life when a matchstick girl in need gives Enola her first real job: looking for her missing sister.
But as Enola is thrust into a perilous new world, including 221B Baker Street and London’s nasty industries and vibrant music halls, this case turns out to be far more perplexing than anticipated. Enola needs the assistance of her friends—as well as Sherlock himself—to solve her mystery as the beginnings of a deadly conspiracy begin to take shape. It appears that the game has recovered its balance. —Netflix
User’s Reviews About Enola Holmes (2022)
This is just what we need, a truly fun and enjoyable sequel to the 2020 original. Again starring Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill as brother and sister detectives. Since the original movie Enola has started her own detective agency but to no avail.
Luckily a case arrives, something fishy is happening at a match making factory where a female work force are getting ill and dying. Enola is helped of course by her brother, but also her mother played by an excellent Helena Bonham Carter, and the love interest Lord Tewkesbury.
The film is a joy with plenty of twists, loads of villains and a potential look at more films in the future, here’s hoping. PS, love the talking to the camera Millie.
Enola Holmes 2 is too concerned with chases, romance and flattering the target audience to even consider challenging anyone’s puzzle-solving abilities. Like the first film, “Enola Holmes 2” hinges on how quickly we take to Enola’s spirited heroine. She’s still prone to both aces decision-making and a barrage of fourth wall-breaking jokes and jabs.
There’s something afoot, and savvy watchers know that and still expect to be charmed in the process. Too often, “Enola Holmes 2” forgets how to do that. It’s undeniably not bad at all, but there are lot of things that could use an improvement.
My Rating : 5/10.
Third guy rating
Second verse, same as the first. Sometimes the knowing glances at the camera are perfectly timed, and sometimes they are over the top. Sometimes the mystery’s intriguing, and sometimes it is laughable. Sometimes the interplay crackles, and sometimes it feels cartoonish.
This series is filled with all the highs and all the lows. There’s no doubt that Brown and Cavill kill it, but everything else struggles to keep up. If you have a middle schooler, it is a great intro to classic mysteries…but if you want a truly classic mystery, the BBC’s Sherlock is a much better option. (Also, if we’re ranking the Holmes adaptations, it is far from the bottom. And far from the top, as well.) As for the endings? Yikes.
Enola Holmes 2 (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release Date: Nov 4, 2022 (United States)
Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Louis Partridge, Helena Bonham Carter
Subtitle Language: English