The New 'Holmes And Watson' Film Is Copping Some Brutal Reviews

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are receiving some less than favourable reviews for their latest film.

Critics have absolutely panned the actors' comedic take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of the fictional London detective.

Holmes and Watson is currently sitting on a rating of zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes -- in the company of cinematic flops like National Lampoon's Gold Diggers, Police Academy 4: Citizen's On Patrol, and John Travolta's ill-fated Gotti. 

"Might be the worst feature-length film ever made about the 'consulting detective' from Baker Street," critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky wrote for AV Club.

"The whole thing feels like someone took the unfunny outtakes that might have adorned the end credits and stretched them out into their own film," explained a review on

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The Los Angeles Times review attempted to be kind but just sounds a lot like your mum telling you she's not angry, just disappointed.

"Holmes & Watson is more of a well-meaning misfire than a total train wreck. It's frustrating mainly because all of these folks can do much better," the review reads. "They can be a lot Daffier," it continued, likening the best parts of the film to Daffy Duck cartoon mixed with a "raunchy '80s comedy".

Even the impressive cast -- including Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Hall, Lauren Lapkus, Hugh Laurie and Ralph Fiennes -- failed to impress critics of the new film.

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Entertainment Weekly warned that choosing to spend your cash and your time on Holmes and Watson would result in watching the same gag over and over for 90 minutes: "What if [insert modern thing] somehow existed in Victorian times?"

And while the rotten rating of zero percent has been calculated from just 20 reviews (there were no advance screenings), it seems regular punters are in agreement with the critics.

Fans of Ferrell and Reilly are sorely disappointed that the film isn't the Victorian-era Stepbrothers film they were expecting.

In recent years, the iconic duo of Holmes and Watson has been played by Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu (Elementary). It seems fans would already rather forget that Ferrell and Reilly have added their names to the list.

Holmes & Watson is in cinemas now.

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