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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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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

During the opening days of its Christmas 2018 release, exhibitors reported an astonishing number of walk-outs. See more »

Goofs

The film is set during the Victorian era, but most of the ladies on the Titanic are wearing Edwardian ball gowns. See more »

Quotes

Watson: [holding the camera by its tripod] Your Majesty, do you think I could have a picture of us together?
Queen Victoria: But who is going to take the photograph?
Watson: Oh, no, I'll take the photograph. You see, it's a type of a self-photograph. I can take it, and I will be in it also.
Holmes: You know what? I find, to take the most attractive photographs, you need to purse your lips together like a duck-billed platypus.
Watson: Platypus face. Chins up.
[pursing lips with Watson]
Watson: Hey.
Holmes: Hey. Hey, girl. You know, maybe over by the window. The ...
[...]
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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 Half in the Bag: Us and Paddleton (2019) See more »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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User Reviews

 
Terrible, wasted a good Xmas visit with my kids
26 December 2018 | by imdb-23283See all my reviews

This is a terrible movie. Not funny. The jokes and gags fall flat and why the Trump jokes, American gun jokes, women's pay joke, and general anti-American sentiment? Is this what is seen as funny in Hollywood?? Do not waste your time or money on this movie.


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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

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2.39 : 1
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