Movie Review: Enola Holmes (2020)

Thursday, October 08, 2020


Title: Enola Holmes
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Director: Harry Bradbeer
Writer: Nancy Springer (novel), Jack Thorne (screenplay)
Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, Louis Partridge, etc.
Date of released: Septermber 23rd, 2020
Duration: 150 minutes

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.

One day, Ceilla told me about this movie. As a fans of Sherlock Holmes and also many detective stories, I am very excited. Therefore, when this movie has released on Netflix, I tried to watch it immediately. Well, I could say that I like most of it.

The missing mother

Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) woke up to find her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared. She has no idea where her mother gone or why. Technically, Enola still a minor, therefore, both of his brother come to "educate" her being a young lady. Well, the one who enforce that idea is only Mycroft (Sam Claflin). At the other hand, Sherlock (Henry Cavill) seems to understand more about Enola's personality.

Mycroft wish Enola could enter a woman education, but she refuses and decided to run away. In the middle of it, she finally met Tewkesbury (Louis Partridge), a viscount who decided to run away from his house. Since then, Enola's adventure became more complicated and not only about her missing mother.

Thumbs up for Enola


Well, it's been a while for me to watch detective movie. So, Enola has given me a refreshing looks and story. To be honest, I love how Millie Bobby Brown taking her role as Enola. As you can see, somehow her character at Stranger Things is very strong. But, in this movie, we can see Millie as Enola, not as Eleven. 

Then, I should admit that the story of this movie maybe not that much complicated like Sherlock series. I believe it is caused by the target audience for this movie is a teenager. After all, I still can enjoy this movie.

Another things that I have to underline about this movie is, don't try to compare Sherlock's original character here because you won't find it. In my opinion, for Sherlockian, maybe Sherlock's character here is very different. Therefore, maybe some people won't satisfy with his character. This statement also applied for Mycroft too.

Other than that, I have to praise Helena Bonham Carter too here. As long as I remember, Helena is a great actress. She can take so many different roles and she killed it. Even though in this movie her appearance not that really much, I can see how's her character is very fresh from another character that she ever played.


After watching this movie, I realized that the story is based on novel. So, I assumed there will be more sequel for this movie and I couldn't wait for it. I wonder what's exactly Enola do after deciding to live by herself in London and how she can deal with his two older brother. It would be very interesting.

8 out of 10 for Elona's wittiness.

P.s. I just know that Millie is also the produce of this movie. So, claps for her for being such a talented young woman.



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