Holmes & Watson

Movie review by
Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media

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Friday, December 21, 2018
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Ferrell, Reilly reunite for comedic take on famous sleuth.
  • December 21, 2018
  • PG-13
  • 2018

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Holmes & Watson is a comedic take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective duo. The most famous detective in the world, Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell), and his partner, Dr. John Watson (John C. Reilly), have a new case to solve when James Moriarty (Ralph Fiennes) threatens to kill the Queen of England. This isn't the stuffy Sherlock Holmes that you're used to. Expect Ferrell and Reilly to bring the same dynamic, boisterous brand of comedy they showed off in Step Brothers and Talladega Nights, which likely means plenty of comic violence, pratfalls, swearing, and sexual innuendo. This probably won't be appropriate for kids, but teens who like to laughmay well be interested in this historically inaccurate take on the famous literary characters.

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