Libtard Will Ferrell’s “Holmes & Watson” movie slammed by critics; full of Trump-related humor

Don’t waste your money on these two morons…

TDS-infected Will Ferrell’s new movie is a BOMB on Rotten Tomatoes: It has a score of 2.8 out of 10. The critics’ consensus: “The lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson than does Holmes and Watson.”

That’s what happens when you focus an entertainment experience on hating President Trump instead of true comedy.

From Fox News: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s “Holmes & Watson” has been absolutely crushed by critics, with some pointing out failed attempts to mock President Trump sprinkled throughout the film.

The “Stepbrothers” duo, along with director Etan Cohen, attempted to parody Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic stories about Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson. But the film has earned “rotten status” on Rotten Tomatoes, with a stunningly low 4 percent of reviews being considered positive. The site also indicated that only 24 percent of viewers have liked the movie so far.

One of the harshest takedowns of the film was written by The Hollywood Reporter’s Frank Scheck, who noticed “a strange amount of anachronistic Donald Trump-related humor” in the film.

Scheck wrote that “Holmes & Watsonincludes “bit about fake news and red MAGA hats (here reading “Make England Great Again”) that fall utterly flat in this context,” but the lame attempts to bash Trump aren’t even the worst part of the project in the eyes of this critic.

“Numerous talented British thespians are wasted in supporting roles in this Christmas turkey that, not surprisingly, wasn’t screened in advance for critics. Although making them troop out to theaters Christmas morning is something of which even Ebenezer Scrooge wouldn’t have approved,” Scheck wrote.

The Los Angeles Times said the movie is “like a cross between a raunchy ’80s comedy and a Daffy Duck cartoon,” that messes with the classic Holmes mythology.

“One of the more zingy recurring gags has Sherlock and Watson casually offering each other heroin and cocaine, riffing on Holmes’ frequent drug use in Doyle’s stories,” LA. Times’ Noel Murray wrote before adding, “An extended dig at President Trump comes off as smug.”

While some critics didn’t appreciate the political humor and botched mythology, others simply didn’t think the movie was funny. Variety’s Peter Debruge asked, “Is it funny, for instance, to spend an entire movie watching Ferrell’s Holmes try on various hats, knowing that eventually Reilly, as Watson, is bound to steer him toward his trademark deerstalker?”

“The target audience for this movie is someone who knows that masturbation was seen as the cause of numerous physical maladies in the Victorian era, and also thinks Will Ferrell peeing his pants is hilarious,” Entertainment Weekly’s Dana Schwartz wrote.

“It’s an unexpected low point from two great actors,” Newsday’s Rafer Guzman wrote. “’Holmes & Watson’ is one of those movies that goes beyond unfunny and into a comedy-cubist zone, where jokes are no longer recognizable and laughter is philosophically impossible.”


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Steven Broiles

I never cared for Will Farrell, going back to his SNL days. He reminded me of Red Buttons—good at anything but comedy. Actually, I think Will Farrell could function fairly well as s door stop. Steve Carrell is a much better actor. But I see something of what’s been going on for the better part of 30 years: We’re being conditioned what to think and what to react to and how to do it. We’re being made, so they think, to be predictable, dull and boring. And comedy is disappearing, rather quickly: Comedians have complained they can’t do college campuses… Read more »

Jack Rauber
Jack Rauber

Thrilled to see that this leftist garbage is getting panned. The Silent Majority will vote again in 2020.

Jackie Puppet
Jackie Puppet

Nevr even heard of this until earlier today, I won’t even waste my bandwidth downloading this for free in a few months.


Adolescent fart jokes would be better…

Scott Graves
Scott Graves

Will Farrell… Did anyone expect a good movie to begin with? Seriously. He has one character he plays to death in these Embarrassment Comedies. The know nothing who thinks he’s a know it all that stumbles through life and through Deus Ex Machina (sp?) wins in the end. Watching his movies is like watching Lifetime Movies. You know the formula already so nothing is either new or funny. As for the digs on President Trump, again what did you expect? The industry is controlled by hard core leftists. The write vehicles for hard core leftist actors and they all laugh… Read more »