Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are back, and this time they’re taking on two classic characters in Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. John Watson. Unfortunately their new film, Holmes and Watson has registered quite an unflattering score on the popular site Rotten Tomatoes. The film is currently at 6%, which is improvement from what it was just a couple days ago, which was a big ft 0%.
While a Rotten Tomatoes score has been known to influence viewers on larger titles, I don’t see it having as big of an effect on Holmes and Watson. People more so know what to expect from a Ferrell and Reilly film, they want a silly film that will allow them to turn their brains off and laugh for 2 hours. In my opinion, a bad or even dreadful score, such as what the film is currently sitting at, isn’t going to deter viewers who have already decided to watch the film.
This isn’t a film I deem theater worthy, but I certainly plan to check it out once it comes to one of the home viewing platforms. You can check a handful excerpts from reviews below. Some give a glimmer of hope to those who know what to expect going in, and some warn to stay away.
“Holmes & Watson” is more of a well-meaning misfire than a total train wreck. It’s frustrating mainly because all of these folks can do much better. They can be a lot Daffier. – Noel Murray Los Angeles Times
“Holmes and Watson will probably make you smile, and occasionally, it earns that goodwill. But the film is nowhere near where it should be with the company present”. – Cory Woofruff The Playlist
“If you choose to watch this movie, you’ll be treated to an hour and a half of different versions of the same gag: what if [insert modern thing] somehow existed in Victorian times!? ” – Dana Schwartz EW
“The whole thing feels like someone took the unfunny outtakes that might have adorned the end credits and stretched them out into their own film.” – Peter Sobczynski RogerEbert.com
“It’s not one of the worst films of the year overall, thanks to the cast and some decent production design, but it’s absolutely one of the worst directed and edited films of the year.” – Andrew Parker The Gate
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Source: Rotten Tomatoes