Holmes & Watson is a 2018 American mystery buddy comedy film directed by Etan Cohen.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, September 28, 2018 released the trailer:
HOLMES AND WATSON - Official Trailer (HD).

Story intro

In 1867 England, Sherlock Holmes suffered constant bullying from his classmates as a child; as a result, he sealed his emotions and dedicated his efforts strictly to knowledge, getting his classmates expelled for breaking rules. He befriends the caretaker's kid John Watson, who is impressed with his brilliance. Years later, Holmes is viewed as a legendary detective. Both he and Watson are to view the trial of Professor James Moriarty, but are temporarily waylaid by a package sent by Moriarty and brought to them by their housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson. At the trial, Holmes reveals the man accused of Moriarty's crimes is an imposter named Jacob Musgrave, who is incapable of committing the murders due to tremors in his hand caused by excessive masturbation. Despite attempts by Inspector Lestrade to convince Holmes that his deduction is incorrect, Holmes is convinced that Moriarty is currently traveling to the United States. After the trial, the duo travel to Buckingham Palace to attend a surprise birthday party for Holmes, where they discover a corpse inside of a birthday cake along with a message from Moriarty, stating that Queen Victoria will die in 4 days' time. During the autopsy, Holmes and Watson meet Dr. Grace Hart and the feral Millie. Watson and Holmes become enamored with Grace and Millie, respectively. By the end of the autopsy, Watson declares that the corpse's cause of death is indeterminable, while Holmes believes that the person was poisoned. Furthermore, he believes that the poison came from Gustav Klinger. The pair eventually locate Klinger, who is indeed in league with Moriarty. Before Klinger can reveal anything, he is murdered.


Will Ferrell
Sherlock Holmes
John C. Reilly
Dr. John Watson
Rebecca Hall
Dr. Grace Hart
Ralph Fiennes
Professor Moriarty
Rob Brydon
Inspector Lestrade
Kelly Macdonald
Rose Hudson
Steve Coogan
Gustav Klinger
Lauren Lapkus
Pam Ferris
Queen Victoria
Hugh Laurie
Mycroft Holmes
Bella Ramsey
Scarlet Grace
Noah Jupe
Braun Strowman
Billy Zane
Billy Zane, in a homage to his role in Titanic
Bruce Buffer
Michael Buffer


The film Holmes & Watson was scheduled to be released on December 21, 2018 (United States), on December 25, 2018 (United States), on December 26, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on February 7, 2019 (Germany) by Sony Pictures Releasing, Big Picture 2 Films, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Feelgood Entertainment, Sony Pictures Filmverleih, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 90 minutes. With a budget of $42 million, the film grossed over $41.9 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Holmes & Watson got low rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "D+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: holmesandwatson.movie

Wikipedia: Holmes & Watson

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