• Network: PBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 17, 2013
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Dec 16, 2013
    50
    Even an ardent Holmes aficionado might find two hours singing the praises of a fictional character feel like a bit much.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Dec 16, 2013
    40
    The program overstates its case, suggesting that modern-day forensics wouldn’t exist without Holmes. That’s like saying there would have been no lunar landing without Jules Verne or no organ transplants without Mary Shelley.
  3. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Dec 16, 2013
    60
    Odd as it sounds, How Sherlock Changed the World argues persuasively that it was a crime writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who virtually invented the modern science of forensics by having his fictional detective employ it.

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