Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Poster

Jared Harris: Professor James Moriarty



  • [Holmes is looking at Moriarty and starts analyzing the upcoming fight] 

    Sherlock Holmes : [v.o]  His advantage, my injury. My advantage, his rage. Incoming assault feral, but experienced. Use his momentum to counter.

    [as Holmes hits Moriarty in the face, everything stops and the audience watches Moriarty's face] 

    Professor Moriaty : [v.o]  Come now, you really think you're the only one who can play this game?

    [Back to the analyzed fight] 

    Professor Moriaty : Trap arm, target weakness. Follow with haymaker.

    Sherlock Holmes : Ah, there we find the boxing champion of Cambridge.

    [Holmes throws a hook at Moriarty's face] 

    Professor Moriaty : Competent, but predictable. Now, allow me to reply.

    [Moriarty throws several punches at Holmes' shoulder] 

    Sherlock Holmes : Arsenal running dry. Adjust strategy.

    [Holmes tries to kick Moriarty but fails] 

    Professor Moriaty : Wound taking its toll.

    Sherlock Holmes : As I feared. Injury makes defense untenable. Prognosis, increasingly negative.

    [Moriarty corners Holmes against the edge of the cliff] 

    Professor Moriaty : Let's not waste any more of one another's time. We both know how this ends.

    [Moriarty throws Holmes over the balcony and the scene cuts back to the real time] 

    Sherlock Holmes : Conclusion: inevitable. Unless...

    [Holmes blows ashes from his pipe into Moriarty's face, grabs him, and topples them both over the balcony, down the falls] 

  • Professor Moriaty : You see, hidden within the unconscious, there is an insatiable desire for conflict. So, you're not fighting me, so much as you are the human condition. All I want to do is own the bullets and the bandages.

  • Professor Moriaty : [as he writes his notes]  Fine choice, this place. Do you have the letter?

    Irene Adler : It was taken.

    Professor Moriaty : Taken? That is unfortunate.

    Irene Adler : During the chaos created by your package.

    Irene Adler : [to the waiter who is serving her tea]  Thank you.

    Irene Adler : Perhaps, if you had shared your plans.

    Professor Moriaty : You wish to know my plans now, dear? Do you imagine, Miss Adler, that something would happen to you? Is that why you chose to meet here in a public place? Your favorite restaurant?

    [Moran taps his glass three times, causing everyone in the restaurant to immediately leave] 

    Professor Moriaty : [revealing himself to Irene]  I don't blame you. I blame myself. It's been apparent to me for some time that you would succumb to your feelings for him. It isn't the first occasion that Mr. Holmes inconvenienced me in recent months. The question is: What to do about it? That is my problem to solve now. I no longer require your services

    [sipping his tea while Adler collapse to her death] 

  • Professor Moriaty : Rest assured, if you attempt to bring destruction down upon me, I shall do the same to you. My respect for you, Mr. Holmes, is the only reason you are still alive.

    Sherlock Holmes : You've paid me several compliments. Let me pay you one in return when I say that, if I were assured of the former eventuality, I would cheerfully accept the latter.

  • [from trailer] 

    Professor Moriaty : Are you sure you want to play this game?

    Sherlock Holmes : I'm afraid you'd lose.

  • Sherlock Holmes : Are you familiar with the study of graphology?

    Professor Moriaty : I have never given it any serious thought, no.

    Sherlock Holmes : The psychological analysis of handwriting. The upwards strokes on the p, the j, the m indicate a genius level intellect. The flourishes on the lower zone denote a highly creative yet meticulous nature. But if one observes the overall slant and pressure of the handwriting there is a suggestion of acute narcissism, a complete lack of empathy, and pronounced inclination toward...

    Professor Moriaty : No!

    Sherlock Holmes : ...moral insanity.

  • Professor Moriaty : Your clock is ticking.

  • Professor Moriaty : [to Holes]  My repect for you, Mr. Holmes, is the only reason you're still alive.

  • Professor Moriaty : Once we've concluded our business here... it's important you know... I shall endeavor to find the most creative of endings for the Doctor... and his Wife.

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