HOLMES & WATSON (M)
THE CASE OF THE MISSING SENSE OF HUMOUR GOES UNSOLVED, US, 88MIN
With the release of a very flat, lethargic and largely laughter-free spoof, it now feels like Will Ferrell has hit the last-gasp stage of a once-robust career. This send-up of all things Sherlock Holmes is simply incapable of getting any jokey party started. Ferrell plays the legendary literary detective as a Ron Burgundy-like deluded buffoon. What makes it worse is that the movie squanders everything comedy fans were hoping for from Ferrell’s long-awaited reunion with John C. Reilly as Watson. Co-stars Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Macdonald.