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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 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.

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Weapons of mass deduction (DVD/Blu-ray release) 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 »

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Trivia

In 2008, Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell were once attached to star as Sherlock Holmes and Watson. The project re-entered development in 2016 with Ferrell as Holmes and John C. Reilly as Watson. See more »

Goofs

Holmes does not react to the corpse coming out of the cake during his birthday reception, but is sick as hell when he later goes to the morgue because he cannot bear the sight of corpses. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Grace Hart: Shall we begin the autopsy? Dr. Grace Hart.
Watson: A woman doctor?
Holmes: Impossible. Fortunately we have a *real* doctor here.
Watson: Would you like some heroin?
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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

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Holmes and Watson/Vice (2018) See more »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Devastatingly horrific
27 December 2018 | by stevenfallonnycSee all my reviews

I admit, the reviews here at the IMDB inspired me to see this movie without exactly going to the theater, and check it out. I love "so bad it's good" movies, and when I come across a "so bad it's just bad" film, I like to see for myself just how bad.

Well, this is bad.

Did I say bad? I meant, unfathomably bad, as in you simply will not believe how incomprehensibly dreadful this utter garbage is. So void of any humor, wit, charm, heart, or talent whatsoever, if you actually pay money to see this craparama, you will most likely be enraged....at yourself, for taking a chance on this anyway, despite these reviews, and wasting good cash.

This is a film of immeasurable ineptitude. And I won't even discuss Will Ferrell too much - never have I seen any human being in my entire life as incredibly unfunny as he is in this movie. I'll leave that at that.

Whether for yourself, or as a couple, or as a family, there are infinitely more choices to spend that money on than seeing this. If you still want to see this, I suggest you either burn the money in the oven or toss in down the toilet and then go to sleep, because that's easier than going to see this film, with the same result. (Incidentally, I actually made it just halfway through.)

Maybe the most amazing thing is how this train wreck unbelievably passed through every step to actually have a theatrical release, and in almost three thousand theaters no less. You must, and I mean must, take heed with these reviews and save yourself the torture. This movie is an absolute colossal waste of time and money.


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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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