Josh Jones’s review published on Letterboxd:
Enola Holmes, Sherlock's sister searches for her mother, whilst being pursued by her brothers.
Millie Bobby Brown is charming and full of energy, but elements of her performance can be distracting
It feels like she is trying to be funny and matter of fact all the time, but this is down to the script more than anything.
Louis Partridge is okay as Tewksbury, a posh spoiled boy, and he and Millie Bobby Brown have decent chemistry
Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin are good as the Holmes brothers, with Cavill portraying the cool, laid back, genius detective Sherlock, and Claflin playing the arrogant, and self righteous older brother.
The films feminism message can be a little preachy at times, and loses its good message due to its lack of subtly.
The film has a habit of regularly breaking the fourth wall which I found very distracting and it kept taking me out of the movie. These scenes are full of exposition heavy dialogue which was necessary at times but a little too much at others.
There is arty pop up narration that gives an old Victorian style to the film. This is emphasises by he Victorian costumes and set design.
A lot of the acting feels forced, and made me cringe at times.
There are interesting montages with quick transitions for when Enola is putting clues together.
There are some nice shots of the countryside, and some good tracking shots (that can be overbearing) , and long shots of characters in train hallways, and outside the train.
The film had an uplifting score that matched the vibe it was going for.
This was a good, fun, family adventure that felt cringy and preachy at times.