• Review: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in ‘Holmes & Watson' a looney-tuned misfire

    20 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    In the rare moments when the mystery spoof “Holmes & Watson” clicks, the movie is like a cross between a raunchy '80s comedy and a Daffy Duck cartoon. As super-detective Sherlock Holmes, Will Ferrell is just like Daffy, the overconfident hero, blustering his way into trouble. And as Dr. John Watson,...
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  • ‘Holmes & Watson' Film Review: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Stagger Through Stultifying Sherlockian Spoof

    20 days ago - By The Wrap

    Coroners of comic failure will find much to uncover in the corpse of “Holmes & Watson,” a thoroughly tedious and never amusing spoof of Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective.
    Does the fault lie in the fact that current iterations of Holmes - the Benedict Cumberbatch BBC series, the Guy Ritchie movies, even CBS's “Elementary” - aren't all that faithful to the material, so satirizing it seems irrelevant? Could it be that the script by director Etan Cohen never had a second draft? Or did Cohen not worry that nothing on the page was particularly funny because stars Will Ferrell and John C...
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  • ‘Holmes & Watson' Review: This Uninspired Parody Arrives Several Years Too Late

    ‘Holmes & Watson' Review: This Uninspired Parody Arrives Several Years Too Late

    20 days ago - By Slash Film

    The warning signs come early in Holmes & Watson that this will be a painful experience. The cinematic reunion of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly , a decade removed from Step Brothers, should be triumphant and hilarious, as opposed to a desperate, sweaty mess. But there are implications that the final product has been through the editing room multiple times, leaving a movie with no comedic rhythms or consistent tone.
    As the title suggests, Ferrell and Reilly play Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, respectively, at the height of the former's power. Holmes begins the film by once again...
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  • Holmes and Watson Scores Rare 0% Rating on Rotten TomatoesWill

    Holmes and Watson Scores Rare 0% Rating on Rotten TomatoesWill

    20 days ago - By Movie Web

    Holmes and Watson Scores Rare 0% Rating on Rotten Tomatoes Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly's Holmes and Watson isn't getting very many positive reviews from critics.
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  • Will Ferrell's ‘Holmes & Watson' Savaged by Critics: ‘Witless Sherlock Holmes Spoof'

    20 days ago - By The Wrap

    Sherlock Holmes might be the greatest detective in history, but he couldn't find any laughs in the new Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly buddy comedy and Holmes parody “Holmes & Watson.”
    Though the film from Columbia Pictures didn't screen for critics before opening on Christmas Day, a few intrepid reviewers tracked it down, and after careful deduction, their findings were not good.
    “If there are any new jokes left to tell about Holmes, they're nowhere to be found in the abysmal ‘Holmes & Watson,' which might be the worst feature-length film ever made about the ‘consulting detective' from...
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