The Times – Andrew Billen – 16 January 2012
The detective story so transcended its genre by virtue of its acting, casting, direction and, above all, writing, that it deserved to be considered alongside British TV drama’s highest achievements.
The Huffington Post – Caroline Frost – 16 January 2012
Benedict Cumberbatch, particularly, offered up a level of acting almost messianic in its quality, and his power as he stood alone on the roof single-handedly finished any argument that TV remains cinema’s poor relation.
Cumberbatchweb Review – January 2012
Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance as Sherlock Holmes in The Reichenbach Fall was so stunningly brilliant that it will be an utter travesty if he doesn’t have a BAFTA sat on his mantlepiece come summertime.
The Telegraph – Sarah Crompton – 15 January 2012
Finally, they confronted each other on the top of St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Cumberbatch revealed just how good an actor he is. All series he has been magnificently mean, moody and far too clever for his own good. Now, facing a madman and his own demise, he made Sherlock palpably human.
The Guardian – Sam Wollaston – 15 January 2012
If last week’s was the most spooky, then this is the most human. Perhaps Benedict Cumberbatch’s character does have feelings too. Martin Freeman’s Watson certainly does – it’s almost moving at times.