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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2015 Christmas Special) (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Although the back and forth between timelines is groan-worthy at best, the episode does a terrific job at transporting Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat's present-day characters into the dark, atmospheric world of Victorian London.

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Academy Awards (R) nominee, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Emmy Award (R) winner, Martin Freeman, debut on the big screen in their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in this feature length special set in London 1895. Co-written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss this special episode also features series regulars Amanda Abbington, Rupert Graves and Una Stubbs.

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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (12)

Moffat and Gatiss just filmed 90 minutes of the internal monologue of a tortured queer genius drug addict... wrapped it up in a gothic mystery, and then gave it to us as a late Christmas present.

January 4, 2016 | Rating: A++ | Full Review…

If anything, The Abominable Bride was a nice piece of fan fiction that used the "It was all a dream" convention to break from the canon a bit.

January 4, 2016 | Full Review…

The Abominable Bride can be viewed as a little poetic. It may have thrown logic out the window but it never loses the essence.

July 17, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

No doubt about it, this was a bravura display from the writers and their leading men.

April 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Abominable Bride is a meticulously crafted, wonderfully atmospheric piece of filmmaking. It could well stand on its own, without the series' help or notoriety.

April 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[The Abominable Bride] might have been better if its creators were more familiar with the common foibles of fanfic as a genre.

April 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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