When Enola Holmes-Sherlock’s teen sister-discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.
Pam says: An excerpt from my review at Reel Honest Reviews:
Brava! Netflix keeps the content coming with this incredibly fun young adult adaptation of Nancy Springer’s novel “Enola Holmes.” Who knew that Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill) not only had an older brother, but also a baby sister names Enola (Millie Bobby Brown)? This is her story and her fight for independence while she solves riddles to find her missing mother. The apple, as they say, doesn’t fall far from the tree and Enola’s power of deduction might just be a match for her big brother.
To read the review in its entirety, go to http://reelhonestreviews.com/enola-holmes-a-smart-vibrant-and-fun-adaptation-of-the-ya-novel/
Based on the YA novel by Nancy Springer, this ambitious reimagining gets off to a strong start with an energetic opening, buoyed most for Brown’s charming and engaging performance. However, the central mystery gets lost amid too many narrative tangents which divert from the story and prove frustrating. Still, I’d love to see Brown and Cavill continue in their roles, albeit with a more satisfying mystery. 2 ½ Stars.