Brent Vanhomwegen’s review published on Letterboxd:
Another family movie night!
So I finally got around to check out Enola Holmes. A movie I was pretty excited about and eventually ended up having mixed feelings. Let's start with the good stuff. This whole movie was being carried by Millie Bobby Brown. She had the whit and the much needed quirkyness to pull of the character. Her ocasional fourth wall breakings didn't always work for me. They found clever moments to use it though. But at times it felt a bit overused. But she did a great job and I loved seeing her on screen and her chemistry with all of her co-stars. Especially Henry Cavill.
The production design was also among the things I liked. Everything looked amazing. The CG backgrounds worked because it was on a smaller screen and they didn't distract you. The whole victorian setting was gorgeous. Everything was also beautifully shot with some eye candy cinematography.
Now, it's too bad the movie faltered on its narrative aspect. The story was a bit all over the place and the script had trouble with focusing on the interesting stuff. We start off with an intriguing case but are soon interrupted by a less intriguing case. I was fine with two things going on at once. But the movie struggled to keep both things engaging. The whole romance element could've been erased completely.
The climax was a bit of a downer really and with a lousy pay off. I would've loved to see more puzzle solving or mysteries being explored. But it is based on a series of children's books. So they had to keep things simple.
But Bobby Brown kept things afloat with her enthousiastic charm. And I still enjoyed it. It's a great movie to watch with the whole family...