Enola Holmes - Fanciful, Forgettable Fluff

So I finally got around to watching Enola Holmes, starring Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill, and well... it wasn't quite what I was hoping for. So I thought I'd review it before I completely forget what I even saw.


  1. The Critical Drinker

    The Critical Drinker


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    • dobiem1



      It is called re-writing history. The kind of movies that make you want to buy the books and read them instead.

    • Lotus Afire

      Lotus Afire

      2 napja

      Henry cavill is super hot. The Drinker is hot and funny ;)

    • Jamie Smpg

      Jamie Smpg

      7 napja


    • Al Payne

      Al Payne

      17 napja

      Can you tell me the title of your first book I want yo buy it I like your critique of all the shite Hollywood makes us watch so I would like to start reading your books and know where to start thanks

    • jc100hung


      27 napja

      THIS GUY WRITES BOOKS TOO? What's next, he's a real human being??

  2. russian d

    russian d

    2 órája

    This girl thinks she is an adult... drake does too

  3. russian d

    russian d

    2 órája

    Anyone notice that henry cavill likes young girls?

  4. Jobs mine

    Jobs mine

    23 órája

    Couldn’t agree more because the movie is way overrated when it was just an average forgettable piece of Netflix that you play on the TV as a background.

  5. HoneyComb Castle

    HoneyComb Castle


    What I didn’t like about this film, as a woman, is the constant and unnecessary put down towards men. Especially the edith/Sherlock scene. She just sounds so bitter towards him and they’ve only just met. He just wants to find his mother for enola and she wants to push her politics. It really took me out of the film. Plus the scene with her mother feels manipulating. I initially dismissed my points above but after thinking things through this subtle yet constant rubbishing of men is not what I want in female lead movies.

  6. Ash Kiff

    Ash Kiff


    Id get you a bottle of JD for reviewing that it must have been painful.

  7. Yovry



    They had a sister in the BBC adaptation and unlike this movie she was written pretty well

  8. banjo tails

    banjo tails


    I really enjoyed the movie. But it fell apart at the end.

  9. le fu

    le fu


    Enola Holmes is basically a Mary Sue fanfiction. I am female, somewhat of target audience for this kind of media, but it was unbearably cringy to watch. Didn't make it past the first ep.

  10. Anal Insidemea

    Anal Insidemea

    2 napja

    so It's Lara Croft

  11. Lotus Afire

    Lotus Afire

    2 napja

    The long lost sister should have stayed lost. I'm surprised she isn't black. Nothing new from hellyweird in the last 15 years.

  12. Zachary Chu

    Zachary Chu

    2 napja

    At some point there’s gonna be a movie about the sister of Jesus or something and she saves the world from evil

  13. OverlordMcGeek


    2 napja

    Gave up on this movie halfway through when it said, 'fuck it. yeah the mother is a shit stain trying to blow people up.' Then what was the point of trying to paint her in a nice light? Like she had just disappeared so something wrong was done to her? Nope she's just fucking insane.

  14. kirtons4u


    2 napja

    Bet Drake likes it

  15. The Circle of T.E.D

    The Circle of T.E.D

    3 napja

    I recall seeing a trailer for this, and just thinking "wow this looks like shit", for obvious reasons. Opinion hasn't changed: WHEN the fuck was there ever a martial arts school in the victorian era?! I studied victorian history at school, I'd have remembered something like that!

  16. Vajira Lasantha

    Vajira Lasantha

    4 napja

    Please do the Equalizer.

  17. Enchanted Cookie

    Enchanted Cookie

    4 napja

    Why doesn’t this movie care that the suffragettes are literally terrorists? Why doesn’t this matter?

  18. peace2014


    4 napja

    I think they should have named her Shirley. And I am serious.

  19. Rafa Eterna

    Rafa Eterna

    4 napja

    honestly eurus seems like a better female character than her, eurus seems waaaaaay smarter than both sherlock and microft

  20. henry louis

    henry louis

    5 napja

    I’d say that shit is a joke but it’s not even funny

  21. Hans Olav

    Hans Olav

    5 napja

    'than her more famous brotherS'. Mycroft is very much Sherlock's equal. if more lazy. :)

  22. RandomKitty


    5 napja

    I'm surprised Netflix hasn't made a movie of Hitler's unknown sister who was perfect at everything and was a saint.

  23. Neltins


    5 napja

    man, one of his truest videos

  24. voteDC


    5 napja

    There is a series of books called the Sherlock Holmes/Lucy James Mysteries. There will be spoilers further down, so don't go past the Read More if you don't want them. The first two books of the series are excellently written Sherlock Holmes stories, narrated by Watson. The author manages to ape Conan Doyle's style without it coming across as a straight up copy. . . . . Lucy James is introduced and revealed to be the potential daughter of Professor Moriarty. It is of course later revealed that she is in fact the daughter of Sherlock and a woman he met years before. The pair eventually form not a familial bond but one of respect. Mycroft is the more welcoming member of the family and is shown at one point that he is capable of creating a complex code, in a note intended to lure Lucy into a trap, while drugged out of his mind by the bad guys. As the series has progressed it has become the Lucy James Mysteries with occasional guest star Sherlock Holmes but his intelligence is never played down to make her look better, he remains Sherlock Holmes. The only real negative about the series is that as it has continued Sherlock has kind of taken a back seat, that's not a slight against the stories, I just really would have liked to have seen more Sherlock Holmes stories from the author. It's a shame that this series couldn't have been adapted as it wouldn't have required the shoehorning that Enola required to fit into the Holmes universe and would still have provided a great female detective.

  25. swedish house mafia

    swedish house mafia

    5 napja

    Millie Bobby Brown reminds me of the child characters’ faces in Skyrim; just look at her face

  26. Nobody At All

    Nobody At All

    6 napja

    Couldn't get past the first 20 or so minutes without being bored to death and nodding off to dreamland. 😴

  27. Kel J

    Kel J

    7 napja

    Only reason to watch this, Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes.

  28. Melthorme


    7 napja

    MENS RULES!!!!!!! in England 1800. YEAH!!!! Start to work at 6/8 years in factories or carbon mines for 16 hours a day 7 days a wek. YEAHHH!!! MENS RULES!!!!!!!!

  29. Bill Waller

    Bill Waller

    7 napja

    If you thought this was bad wait until you see The Irregulars...

  30. Samantha Blight

    Samantha Blight

    8 napja

    Actually the character who taught martial arts is loosely based on Edith Margaret Garrud who trained the bodyguard unit of the women's social and political union (WSPU) in jujutsu self defence techniques, which ties into the women's suffrage plot line of the movie.

  31. ילד טוב ירושלים

    ילד טוב ירושלים

    10 napja

    I really enjoyed it, i recommend it.



    11 napja

    Is it cultural appropriation when feminism keeps stealing good male characters and ruining them?

  33. Poke


    11 napja

    You know what I hated the most in this movie and any other historical piece in this type? The absolute hate towards corsets. Like gurl, this thing was invented to help YOU to make YOUR life more COMFORTABLE it's like a superpowered bra that holds not only your melons but also your spine in healthy position not a torture device #stopcorsetshaming. Good corset is comfortable as hell!

  34. Silly Puppy

    Silly Puppy

    12 napja

    I've watched 15 minutes of the movie and am already irritated. It's not a bad idea but the feminism is poured on like concrete. Woman good, man bad.

  35. Sickiey


    12 napja

    :) Wait till you get to "the Irregulars",,, its going to bring instant crashing sobriety , you will log out and never return

  36. Bomber 44

    Bomber 44

    12 napja

    The description on Netflix describes both Holmes brothers as “useless” . First and only indicator that I don’t need or want to see it

  37. Ninjabear Press

    Ninjabear Press

    13 napja

    As I thought when I saw it on Netflix, a feminist rewrite of history to avoid.

  38. MrJonnydanger


    13 napja

    More Hollywood Wokeness - hard pass.

  39. Jabber 1974

    Jabber 1974

    13 napja

    Yes Mr Cavill if you want to do the Witcher you have to be in this SJW nonsense.

  40. Jabber 1974

    Jabber 1974

    13 napja

    So let me get this straight, there’s a film on Netflix with Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes but instead of the awesomeness that brings they decide to make up a long lost sister who was never in the books who obviously has to be far superior to a mere man and then get a child to play her? Oh ok then🙄🙄🙄

  41. Jabber 1974

    Jabber 1974

    13 napja

    We need the drinkers take on the Irregulars, Watson is black, obviously 🙄🙄 and you really have to look hard to see a white person, in Victorian London.🙄🙄

  42. Chris


    13 napja

    Sobriety escapes “The Drinker”

  43. František Fojt

    František Fojt

    14 napja

    "While Sherlock lurks in the background looking cool as fuck", haha, so on point. Also why does the Witcher work

    • MR. FOWL

      MR. FOWL

      10 napja

      So true while Sherlock is off to face Professor Moriarty. Enola is busy in reform school or something.

  44. Invisible Man

    Invisible Man

    14 napja

    This movie sounds lazy as hell.



    14 napja

    I really liked this movie. I give a fuck about the mainstream media or ANY critic. I was happy while I watched it. Don't make me send Ryan after you Will. Like 20 yrs younger matters? You're killing her likability for something she has no control over....shame on YOU Will. Better than any MCU movie, IMO, as long as you're going to point out shit that's not probable. As a matter of fact, better than ANY make believe DC/MCU movie as long as your pointing out "discrepancies" that are far fetched? So make believe is okay when I like it and make believe is bad when I don't? What does that sound like..................HYPOCRICY!

  46. kev3d


    15 napja

    She can't ride a bike after repeated attempts, but she can drive a car -a thing she had never seen.

  47. Antoniu Balibanu

    Antoniu Balibanu

    15 napja

    Get a tweeter mebbe?

  48. Antoniu Balibanu

    Antoniu Balibanu

    15 napja

    clone yourself so you can do More!

  49. MasamuneChad


    15 napja

    6:17 LMAO!

  50. martins freimanis

    martins freimanis

    16 napja

    They should have made film about joung Jessica Fletcher instead

  51. martins freimanis

    martins freimanis

    16 napja

    Drinker criticises all movies that I hate 😂

  52. Jack Lantern

    Jack Lantern

    16 napja

    How they portrayed Mycroft is utterly unforgivable. Look, I am all for female empowerment. But this is trash as hell!

  53. Joe Harris

    Joe Harris

    17 napja

    Yes way!!!!

  54. Fantasy Engineered.

    Fantasy Engineered.

    17 napja

    it's like licking my nightstand lamp, light socket !!!

  55. America First

    America First

    17 napja

    This what happens when your childhood break is a Godzilla film..



    18 napja

    What a big budget fan fiction movie

  57. Al Payne

    Al Payne

    18 napja

    Anything milly boring brown does now is just going to be safe and stream lined and predictable 😴

  58. Peter Kaufman

    Peter Kaufman

    18 napja

    Thanks. Saved me some time!

  59. White Skullz

    White Skullz

    18 napja

    I've come to the conclusion that modern feminists are completely devoid of the ability to empower women without bashing men. Millie Brown was the head producer, and she made it very clear that this movie was about female empowerment. But of course along the way we have to make out pretty well every man to be evil, women haters. Except for Sherlock himself of course. Mainly because you'd be crucified for vilifying Sherlock Holmes.

  60. Ton Huyen Thu

    Ton Huyen Thu

    18 napja

    The honorable balance considerably obtain because racing emotionally fence following a hard-to-find profit. somber, obese quit

  61. Kberns


    18 napja

    While I certainly appreciate your insightful and intoxicated review of this film, (I use the term loosely) I would have been better off never knowing that this existed. Thanks, I guess...

  62. Strangely Ukrainian

    Strangely Ukrainian

    18 napja

    I didn’t mind Enola Holmes all that much. Except for a couple of parts in the movie, the feminist ideas didn’t really show through, and most of the movie was more about Enola being strong as an individual and not relying on anybody. To be honest, it probably would’ve been better if they had made it annoying and bad, because then I might actually remember more of it, it’s as the title suggests, it’s just a forgettable movie

  63. ah mecorp

    ah mecorp

    19 napja

    wtf, Tom Baker played Holmes?

  64. Brick Guy

    Brick Guy

    19 napja


  65. Martha Tedla

    Martha Tedla

    20 napja

    Unpopular opinion: a movie like this doesn't have to relate to the books at all. Honestly, the books have been remade into so many different movies, shows, and retellings, that I actually no longer care about the characterizations or even existences of the original characters. Because at this point, there's always going to be a better faithful adaptation, so if you want cookie cutter sherlock content just watch that. So I don't mind that enola Holmes exists or mycroft isn't as smart. HOWEVER, this movie sucks and thats that. If you're going to go out of your way to change the main characters, you better make them better

  66. Sean Pertwee

    Sean Pertwee

    21 napja

    The problem I have with films like this is that the people who make them dont know how to portray how people really were back then, not a single character in this film accurately portrays what the British were like, also this bullshit about life being easier if you are a man? Almost every man and women in the entire country were desperately poor and overworked with no regulations or laws in place to really protect any rights you had. Back then you could be executed for stealing some bread.

  67. Archduke Hamburger Von Onionrings

    Archduke Hamburger Von Onionrings

    21 napja

    "It's shite" - Dalai Lama

  68. Petri Kokko

    Petri Kokko

    21 napja

    The most realistic charactarisations.

  69. prateek jevoor

    prateek jevoor

    22 napja

    He face is as big as Kong's.

  70. Avalon


    22 napja

    This whole movie seems like it would be somebody’s fanfic

  71. Jacob Dillard

    Jacob Dillard

    22 napja

    Get Woke, Go Broke. How many more times does this lesson need to be learned?

  72. M0butu


    22 napja

    Honestly, this sounds like a P-Movie plot: Enola Holmes: Where the boys are clueless

  73. Karl P

    Karl P

    23 napja

    Just another hit job on yet another literary icon, all sacrificed on the altar of girl power. But there actually was a Sherlock Holmes movie where a woman doctor colleague of Watson did play a good role and was seeking recognition as a full professional. Apparently, that story was actually based on a true situation that Dr Arthur Conan Doyle was aware of.

  74. Swing Low Sweet Chariots

    Swing Low Sweet Chariots

    23 napja

    wtf is with movies these days.. you can't whine about how terrible things were back then for non-white people and then also show non-white people holding jobs they never would have had back then.. I mean, doesn't that contradict the idea that society was racist back then? An Indian Scotland Yard detective... at a time where India was occupied by the just ridiculous. The black Jujitsu Teacher is even more insane.

  75. andy marius

    andy marius

    23 napja

    The classy parrot endosonographically mess up because lightning superiorly object against a numerous thumb. brainy, fearful fearless velvet

  76. Michael Private

    Michael Private

    23 napja

    Netflix was cancelled years ago. This is why.

  77. Alice Renee Fannell

    Alice Renee Fannell

    23 napja

    This review is actually too bad. I enjoyed the movie.. Give peace a chance.

  78. Keshav colonel

    Keshav colonel

    23 napja

    Is that Henry Cavill I see ?

  79. Milkman


    24 napja

    Ngl I forgot this existed immediately after I saw the trailer

  80. Hanmacx


    24 napja

    Did you know why Sherlock Holmes is always Portrait as a dick? Because the family of the author still has copyright on a nice sherlock holmes

  81. TUKTUK


    25 napja

    just watch top 10 on netflix daily and theres plenty of movies like this Normies love this crap, they think they are supporting minorities or something by watching it. Sadly most of this movies focus too much in the subjetc and miss the whole point of the movie..



    25 napja

    13 year old me would have loved this movie. 38 year old me loves Henry Cavill in period clothes.

  83. Zero System

    Zero System

    25 napja

    Victorian London is the same age when African people were ship from Africa to the Caribbean... so having a jujitsu African instructor .... does not make sense.. Who wrote this shit? P.S : Hate me all you like.. History exist to remind us that it HAPPENED... fuckers..

  84. Total Rise

    Total Rise

    25 napja

    Her name is "alone " backwards lol its emo cringe

  85. The Aussie Bloke

    The Aussie Bloke

    25 napja

    Pretty sure this guy just doesn't like movies in general from his uploads

  86. Andrew Orders

    Andrew Orders

    25 napja

    Mycroft is lazy-ass and has greater deductive skills then Sherlock. He would be the last person to ever act like this.

  87. Andrew Orders

    Andrew Orders

    25 napja

    wait, 25,000!!?

  88. RevOlutiOn


    26 napja

    Too bad John Holmes couldn't be cast in it.

  89. RecklessFables


    26 napja

    I'm not saying they all taught Ju Jitsu, but there definitely were free black in London in that era.

  90. The CCP is a parasite

    The CCP is a parasite

    26 napja

    Man ... bummed me out. I guess I'm gonna have pass on this.

  91. Meyana Mio

    Meyana Mio

    26 napja

    i dont like the movie, but i think this is a great movie for small children to enjoy and entre level to Sherlock world. Also it was mentioned that Sherlock and Mycroft do have a sister. it even has its own episode in the Sherlock Series played by Benedict C. I dont know why youre so critical about this movie lol. its not meant for grown ass man anyway.

    • Meyana Mio

      Meyana Mio

      25 napja

      @Zenitura Gaming I know right! I mean, not all women lead movies need to be a FEMINIST MOVEMENT. It is literally set in a time where women are not as important as men. These critical movie youtubers create content out of these movies saying that they are crappy feminist movies. Where I think it’s just meant to be fun and exciting adventure movie for young audiences

    • Zenitura Gaming

      Zenitura Gaming

      25 napja

      Because it has a woman in the lead role in it

  92. Cassandra


    26 napja

    "I guess we need an insecure, privileged male to hold back the plucky female protagonist." The irony is killing me.

    • Zenitura Gaming

      Zenitura Gaming

      25 napja

      Exactly lol

  93. Harry Henderson

    Harry Henderson

    26 napja

    16 lookin like a 40 year old

  94. Buffalo de Bill

    Buffalo de Bill

    26 napja

    00:59 - 01:05 made me burst into laughter ;-)

  95. Just Jordan

    Just Jordan

    26 napja

    Mr. Homes why have we never heard of your Sister? Let me detect ... it's the Patriarchy Mr. Watson! It's always the Patriarchy.

  96. Friedrich Schiller.

    Friedrich Schiller.

    26 napja

    Not only is it forgetful it's very inaccurate about corsets corsets were not an oppressive item a symbol of patriarchy they were beloved garments love by all mainly women

  97. IVIaskerade


    26 napja

    Enola Holmes would have been really neat if it was an actual victorian woman who approached things differently to Sherlock, but these writers can only write men so they just have a woman doing things men do.

  98. Turd Fergison

    Turd Fergison

    27 napja

    I turned it off after 10 minutes.

  99. bobby D

    bobby D

    27 napja

    Barely made it thru the first 20 minutes, when I thought WTF?. Just horrible. Basil Rathbone will always be the true on screen Sherlock Holmes in my minds eye.

  100. Musicosis


    27 napja

    This is one of the few good films on Netflix. Dont agree. But that doesn't spoil anyone else's thoughts on it.