Review: 'Enola Holmes'

Review: 'Enola Holmes
Posted on 10/29/2020
Enola HolmesReview: Enola Holmes
Zahra Anjum
Staff Writer
24Zanjum@cvsdstudents.org


Enola Holmes released September 23 on Netflix starring Millie Bobby Brown, Louis Partridge, Henry Cavill, and Sam Claflin. Critics from CommonSenseMedia.org said the movie is fast-paced, clever, hugely entertaining, and will delight Brown fans. I can agree with the critics because the movie was amazing. During its release, the movie was number one in Netflix’s ranking for movies and got a 6.6/10 on IMDb.com


The movie is about a teenage girl named Enola Holmes who has a wonderful life with her mother, Eudoria. On her 16th birthday, she finds out her mother has disappeared. After meeting her brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft, who she hasn’t seen in years, they aren’t really what she expects. Mycroft, the oldest of the Holmes children, is very mean and doesn’t really care about Enola’s and his mother's well-being, and is rather interested in getting his money that is owed to him.

Sherlock is the most known of the Holmes for being a genius detective, and hasn’t really thought about his family until now. He sees his mother’s disappearance as an interesting mystery to solve. Once Enola realizes all of this, she has to make a big choice. Go to a horrible boarding school for girls or find her mother.

Enola decides to go search for her mother using what she learned and the clues her mother has laid. Enola wants to find her mother because she wants her life to go back to the way it was and not go to some horrible boarding school.

Along the way, Enola meets friends and familiar faces. Enola also meets foes and discovers that there are several plots happening at once. The movie takes place in the year of 1884, in London, and that is where she meets friends like Lord Viscount Tewkewsbury Marquess of Basilweather who is facing a problem of his own. Tewkewbury, played by Partridge, is shown as a character who may look like he knows nothing, but actually knows quite a lot. Enola and Tewkesbury’s friendship is inspiring and makes the movie more entertaining. It also has Cavill, who plays Sherlock Holmes. His connection with Enola later in the story is heartwarming. Mycroft Holmes played by Claflin is shown as one of the bad guys in the movie, and sees Enola more as a burden than a sister. Their hatred towards each other brings comedy to the movie that is delightful. This mystery changes all the characters' lives and alters Enola’s view on everyone, especially her mother.


The movie was very exciting and fun to watch. I enjoyed how they made the clues in the movie and how there were several mysteries happening at once. There were some parts where I had to kind of stop and think about which was a bit disappointing. The ending left me a bit confused and wanting for more. However, besides that, this movie was great. The suspense was probably the best part in the movie and it kept me hung up on knowing what was going to happen next. The moral of the movie was how not everything was what it seemed and sometimes you have to think outside the box.

On the audience rating summary, the movie got a 4.4/10 and got a 68 percent rating on Metacritic.com. I would rate the movie a 9.5/10 because it is an astonishing and wonderful movie. I would recommend it for anybody who wants to watch an adventurous and mysterious movie.
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