Holmes & Watson

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Bad slapstick and innuendo ruin good-natured buddy comedy.

PG-13 2018 89 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 20 reviews

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age 18+


Full of distasteful political "humor", sexual innuendos and vulgarities, reference to drug use, and definitely not a family-friendly movie. Aside from all that, it's also just not very funny.
age 18+

Ferrels worst casting and script to date.

The movie begins with a glimmer of hope and promise as you see Holmes as a young boy in a semi humorous "origin story", but all hopes slowly fade as you realize that after the first 10 minutes it all goes downhill from there. Enter our lead men. Will Ferrel is a one trick pony, meaning he plays stupid well. But you can't shoe horn that schtick into a "brilliant detective" role. The movie constantly reiterates what a great sleuth he is all the while Sherlock is an utter buffoon throughout who's almost always wrong . Add cringeworthy dialog, constant juvenile sexual jokes that simply aren't original or amusing, then even throw in a terrible musical number and you are left with the worst joke of all, THIS MOVIE.

This title has:

Too much sex

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