Holmes & Wat­son

Time Out Dubai - - FILM -

IF A COM­EDY falls in the for­est and no­body laughs, did it even ex­ist? Sony did its best to bury Holmes & Wat­son with no pre-re­lease crit­ics screen­ings and a min­i­mum of early word. It would be glo­ri­ous to re­port that co-stars Will Fer­rell and John C. Reilly have rekin­dled the in­fan­tile bril­liance of Step Broth­ers, but that would be ly­ing. The duo will only ben­e­fit from us for­get­ting about this, a movie that should go to its room with­out any din­ner. Bum­bling ver­sions of Arthur Co­nan Doyle’s fa­mous sleuth and as­sis­tant weren’t high on any­one’s wish list, but Holmes & Wat­son re­veals it­self to be an op­por­tu­nity for prissy Bri­tish ac­cents, in­ept in­ves­ti­gat­ing and a charm­less, laughs-free ex­pe­ri­ence. Joshua Rothkopf

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