Holmes & Watson is a 2018 American mystery comedy film directed by Etan Cohen.
The starring cast includes Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Rob Brydon, Ralph Fiennes, Steve Coogan, Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Lapkus, Pam Ferris, Bella Ramsey and others.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, September 28, 2018 released the trailer:
HOLMES AND WATSON - Official Trailer (HD).
In 1867 England, Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) 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 child John Watson (John C. Reilly), 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 (Ralph Fiennes), 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 (Rob Brydon) 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 (Pam Ferris) will die in 4 days' time. During the autopsy, Holmes and Watson meet Dr. Grace Hart (Rebecca Hall) 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.
Here is the full cast and characters of Holmes & Watson.
The film Holmes & Watson was scheduled to be released on December 25, 2018 (United States), on December 26, 2018 (United Kingdom), on December 27, 2018 (Hungary) and on February 7, 2019 (Germany) by Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Big Picture 2 Films, Feelgood Entertainment, Sony Pictures Filmverleih, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) 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 Holmes & Watson is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Holmes & Watson got low rating from critics. IMDB rating is 3.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 10/100. 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.
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