Holmes & Watson

Holmes & Watson

Holmes & Watson

Hilarious duo Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly (Step Brothers, Talladega Nights) are Holmes and Watson respectively. Their brilliant minds are called on to stop rival James Moriarty (Ralph Fiennes) from assassinating Queen Victoria (Pam Ferris).

2018Rating: M, Crude humour and coarse language90 minsUSA
AdventureComedyBlockbuster

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Holmes & Watson / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Feels neither definitive nor especially fresh - just an off-brand, garden-variety parody.

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Time Out

Time Out

If a comedy falls in the forest and nobody laughs, did it even exist?

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Smuggling in booze to dispel the sense of dull routine could only help.

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Stuff

Stuff

In the great pantheon of Will Ferrell movies, Holmes and Watson will sit far below Elf, Anchorman, Blades of Glory and The Other Guys, but well above Anchorman 2 and Step Brothers.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

"Holmes & Watson" is more of a well-meaning misfire than a total train wreck. It's frustrating mainly because all of these folks can do much better. They can be a lot Daffier.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

You can feel the flop sweat emanating from the third onscreen pairing of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

You'll need a magnifying glass to find the jokes in this send-up of other, better Holmes screen adaptations.

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