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Holmes & Watson (2018)

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A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Director:

Etan Cohen

Writers:

Etan Cohen, Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were created by the late) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Sherlock Holmes
John C. Reilly ... Dr. Watson
Rebecca Hall ... Grace Hart
Rob Brydon ... Inspector Lestrade
Kelly Macdonald ... Mrs. Martha Hudson
Lauren Lapkus ... Millicent
Pam Ferris ... Queen Victoria
Ralph Fiennes ... Professor James Moriarty
Hector Bateman-Harden ... Young Holmes
Codie-Lei Eastick ... Young Watson
Laura Stevely ... Sherlock's Mom
Layla Rose Boyce Layla Rose Boyce ... Nicotine Stains / Nancy
Sadie Newman ... Jane
Harry Baxendale Harry Baxendale ... Seamus
Ella Bright ... Bridgette
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A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They don't have a clue. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sexual material, some violence, language and drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Ralph Fiennes and Steve Coogan have both played the role of Hades in two separate Greek Myth movies, with Fiennes in the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans along with its sequel Wrath of the Titans, while Coogan portrayed him in the movie adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. See more »

Goofs

The film has several deliberate anachronisms, such as the music and "the selfie" with the Queen. See more »

Quotes

Holmes: [as Watson cuts Holmes' birthday cake, a runnel of blood drools down the icing - which will later reveal a dead body inside] Ah. Raspberry jam.
[tasting it]
Holmes: Mmm. My weakness.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with a fake quote from a Hannah Montana episode; Season 2, Episode 4. "Logic is the sword by which we slay ancient superstitions. But lo, the heart has its own truths to tell us." See more »

Alternate Versions

US and international versions have two different pre-title scenes, showing how the pair first met:
  • In the US release, Watson helps a bullied Holmes when the two are children.
  • In the international release, Watson attempts suicide above Holmes' garden, where he is growing a large vegetable. Holmes manages to convince Watson not to, although he is actually suggesting alternative methods instead, which Watson misinterprets. Nevertheless, Watson accidentally falls onto Holmes' vegetable.
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Connections

Spoofs Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Unchained Melody
Written by Hy Zaret and Alex North
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enteprises
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User Reviews

 
First movie I've ever walked out of
26 December 2018 | by PinkOvalSee all my reviews

Never have I ever been so bored, disgusted, and repulsed by a movie. My family and I collectively decided to walk out about an hour in, realizing what a waste of time this film has been. There are so many better movies in theaters right now- please, please, please stay away from this hot garbage.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,411,522, 30 December 2018

Gross USA:

$30,573,626

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,466,970
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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