The Hound Of The Baskervilles

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  • TV-14
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.9  (1,197)

In the year 2000, a gripping adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes novel "The Hound of the Baskervilles" was released. Starring Matt Frewer as the ever-witty Holmes himself, alongside Kenneth Welsh as Dr. John Watson and Jason London as the young Sir Henry Baskerville, this adaptation tells the tale of a family curse, a spectral hound, and the renowned detective on the case.

The central plot of the story revolves around the Baskerville family and their ancestral manor, nestled among the remote and eerie moors of Devonshire. The Baskervilles are a family of great fortune, but their legacy is plagued by a dark history - legends of a curse and a giant demon hound that haunts the family for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the moors, the fears of the family are resurrected and the young Sir Henry must seek the help of Sherlock Holmes to unravel the mystery of his uncle's death.

In this adaptation, Frewer plays Holmes with a sharp wit and a keen eye for detail, as he and Watson journey to Devonshire to investigate the peculiar circumstances surrounding Sir Charles' demise. Welsh's portrayal of Watson is similarly strong, with a subtle warmth that balances well against the stoic nature of his detective companion. Together, the pair work to uncover the secrets of the Baskerville curse, following leads that take them deep into the labyrinthine history of the family and the moors that surround them.

Despite its roots firmly laid in the early 20th century novel, this adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" manages to stay fresh and engaging, thanks in part to solid performances by its cast. London delivers a compelling portrayal of Sir Henry, playing the role with equal parts bravery and vulnerability - he imbues the character with a believable sense of wonder as he discovers the truth behind the eerie manor and the curse that plagues his family.

The film's pacing is another standout element - while it takes some time to build up steam, once it gets going, it rarely lets up. The mystery at the heart of the story gives ample opportunity for twists and turns, and the filmmakers take advantage of this to keep the audience on their toes throughout. The moors themselves serve as a character in their own right, with the misty, rolling hillsides and rugged terrain heightening the sense of danger and suspense at every turn.

One element that separates this adaptation from others is its use of visual effects. While not overbearing, the filmmakers use CGI to impressive effect in bringing the spectral hound to life - the creature is equal parts terrifying and otherworldly, and the use of effects gives the scenes featuring the beast an added layer of tension and ominousness.

Overall, this adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" is a solid entry in the Sherlock Holmes canon, and a gripping mystery in its own right. Fans of Holmes and Watson will find much to enjoy in the performances of Frewer, Welsh, and the supporting cast, and general audiences will likely be swept up in the eerie atmosphere and compelling narrative.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles is a 2000 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles
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    5.9  (1,197)