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Enola Holmes Review: 7 Ups & 3 Downs

An effortlessly charming detective story.

Netflix

Netflix's 2020 release slate continues to impress with Enola Holmes, an adaptation of Nancy Springer's YA detective novel series of the same name, offering up a revisionist spin on the Sherlock Holmes myth.

Though the fact that it was sold to Netflix from Warner Bros. earlier this year might suggest a film that the studio knew was a sure dud, that's thankfully not the case at all.

While it's tough to speculate on what Enola Holmes' box office prospects might've been outside of the current global situation, on its own merits the end product is a deliciously witty, well-crafted detective romp sure to play well across a wide spectrum of audiences.

Even if it's hardly the most original of hard-boiled mysteries and certainly bites off a little more than it's capable of chewing, this is still an elegant, highly entertaining piece of work, and one which Netflix might hopefully roll the dice on for at least one more go-around.

But before we sing its praises, here's what didn't quite work...

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