The Seven-per-cent Solution

Dir: Herbert Ross
Star: Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Georgia Brown

[2] Surprisingly entertaining film, with Williamson (who played Merlin in John Boorman's Excalibur) playing Sherlock Holmes as a cured coke fiend. Part-parody, part-homage, it might have been a disaster, instead it stays entertaining and frothily on track until the 'surprise' ending, which is telegraphed a long way in advance.

Elementary cinema
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