HOLMES & WAT­SON (M)

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - MOVIES -

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.

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