'Holmes and Watson' Atrociously Unfunny, Prompting Rash of Walkouts
Apparently humor isn’t elementary, my dear Watson.
The new film directed by Etan Cohen—not to be mistaken for Ethan Coen, one half of the esteemed Coen Brothers duo—is so entirely devoid of laughs that it’s prompting a spate of walkouts across the nation.
Going into its opening weekend, critics have not been kind. The film is currently carrying a rating of 24 on Metacritic. Worse, its Rotten Tomatoes score stands at a paltry 9% on the Tomatometer, putting ‘Holmes & Watson’ squarely in unwanted territory alongside some of the lowest rated movies of the year, including ‘Robin Hood’ at 16% and ‘Peppermint’ at 12%.
None of these films, however, are in the running for worst-rated movie of 2018 when compared to the Kevin Connolly directed gangster flick ‘Gotti,’ which is carrying the jaw dropping score of 0% from a remarkable 50 critics.
Audiences have largely stayed away from the humor-challenged comedy that brought about a re-pairing of beloved actors Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Despite a production budget of $42 million and a wide release on nearly 3,000 screens, ‘Holmes & Watson’ has only returned an estimated $15 million in box office receipts.
Furthermore, the film isn’t likely to hang around in theaters for much longer, as those who have actually ventured to see the movie are giving it horrendous reviews, with many even leaving the theater before the end credits roll.
A sampling of a few such examples are below.