Review: ‘Enola Holmes’ delivers fun, thrilling twist to Holmes mysteries

My review as it appears on Inside the Film Room.

Inside The Film Room

“Enola Holmes” delivers a great family adventure film that’s sure to be another hit for Netflix. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

In “Enola Holmes,” director Harry Bradbeer (“Fleabag,” “Killing Eve”) has crafted a coming of age tale with the same energy, quirks and inventiveness of its lead actress, Millie Bobby Brown. Starting with a look into the camera for narration, à la “Fleabag,” we are introduced to the young Enola, by Enola herself. That off-kilter start sets the tone for the rest of the journey. 

On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola wakes to find that her mother, Eudoria Holmes (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared, leaving only a few odd gifts and no apparent clues as to where she may have gone. The carefree and wild days of her childhood quickly come crashing down around her as her older brothers Mycroft (Sam Claflin) and Sherlock (Henry Cavill) assume guardianship. These men have no…

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