Audiences and critics alike can agree that “Homes & Watson” is not worth your time.
Beloved “Step Brothers” and “Talladega Nights” stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly offered fans a rare misstep with their comedic take on Sherlock Holmes. That is, at least, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
The review-aggregation website has “Holmes & Watson” sitting at a big fat zero per cent approval rating among 21 critics. Not a single reviewer felt the movie warranted a watch.
This is not a case of critics and moviegoers having different tastes either. “Holmes & Watson” currently holds a mere 19 per cent approval rating with an average score of 1.5 out of five among 960 user reviews.
Critic David Fear of Rolling Stone wrote a scathing review of the film with the headline “No, S**t Sherlock.” He said the film “is so painfully unfunny we’re not sure it can legally be called a comedy.” The AV Club‘s Ignatiy Vishnevetsky shared a similar sentiment. “It’s mostly the audience that suffers,” he wrote.
“Holmes & Watson” premiered on Christmas Day and did not offer to screen for critics in advance.