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Enola Holmes is "a rainy autumn day" hit with Netflix viewers

The period adventure starring Millie Bobby Brown has been well received by viewers.

Enola Holmes
Published: Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 at 10:47 pm

Feature-length period adventure Enola Holmes began streaming on Netflix today (23rd September) and the story of the youngest Holmes sibling and her search for her vanished mother has been a hit with viewers.


Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown plays the unusual teenager of the title, while Superman star Henry Cavill plays brother Sherlock, Sam Claflin plays her other brother, Mycroft, and Helena Bonham Carter plays their feminist mother Eudoria.

Based on American author Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes novels, the films sees the young detective-in-training escape finishing school to go in search of her suddenly-missing mother.

The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw described Enola Holmes as "rattling along amiably enough. Enola Holmes is the kind of all-star production that might once have been made by the BBC and graced the front cover of the Christmas Radio Times".

But what did viewers think of it?

They were almost universally positive about it, judging by social media reaction. Small Pitlane Boy called it there "best film we've watched in ages!!!"

The spirited character of Enola and her story was a "lovely message to women everywhere".

Perfect viewing for "a rainy autumn day" and, let's face it, there will be many more of them coming.

Many on social media noted that Enola Holmes was clearly set up for a sequel. Why didn't the creators make it as a series?

Of course, you can't please all the people all the time and the Victorian era drama drew some criticism for its historical accuracy.

Putting that to one side, Dr Nicholson thought "it was fun. I kinda wish it was a full length series."

Another viewer tweeted: "The cast is delightful and they are fun to watch,it is heartfelt, adorable andcharming however it is a bit long and has too many flashbacks."

Enola Holmes also introduced the innovation of the corset-as-armour. "We love a fashionable but protective torture device," wrote one fan.

Enola Holmes is streaming now on Netflix.


Looking for something else to watch? Check out our guide to the best TV series on Netflix and best movies on Netflix, visit our TV Guide, or find out about upcoming new TV shows 2020.


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