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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.

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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

John C. Reilly also appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), making him one of five Watsons to also appear in a Marvel Comics adaptation. John Rhys-Davies appeared in The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989), Ben Kingsley in Iron Man 3 (2013), Martin Freeman in Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Black Panther (2018), and Jude Law in Captain Marvel (2019). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, Moriarty is seen to have fled to Wyoming Territory, USA, where he is tracked down by Holmes and Watson. The film is set the year the Titanic made its maiden voyage, 1912, and Wyoming became a state in 1890. 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 PWN: Just the Worst Movies - PWN #16 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

La donna è mobile
from "Rigoletto"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi, Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave (as Francesco Piave)
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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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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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