Holmes & Watson: Will Ferrell and John C Reilly comedy is prompting cinema walkouts – The Independent

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Holmes & Watson: Will Ferrell and John C Reilly comedy is prompting cinema walkouts – The Independent

New comedy Holmes & Watson is said to be so bad that it’s prompting walkouts from cinemagoers.

The Sony film – which unites Step Brothers stars Will Ferrell and John C Reilly – was released on Christmas Day having not been screened to critics in advance.

Following its release, reviews began to surface online, the negativity of which leading to the film receiving zero per cent on Rotten Tomatoes after 24 hours. It now sits at four per cent.

It seems the public are agreeing with the critics. Numerous messages posted to Twitter reveal people have been forced to leave the cinema, with some even asking for their money back.


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Holmes and Watson was the worst f***ing movie of all time,” one user wrote, adding: “First movie I’ve ever walked out on.”

Another added: “Holmes and Watson possibly the worse film I’ve seen. Walked out the cinema.”

One Twitter user branded the Etan Cohen film “the worst piece of trash movie I have ever seen in my entire life” with another urging members of the public to “run” away from the film.

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51/60 Step Brothers (2008)

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REX

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53/60 Three Amigos (1986)

“You dirt-eating piece of slime. You scum-sucking pig. You son of a motherless goat.”

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54/60 Toy Story (1995)

“You are a sad strange little man, and you have my pity.”

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55/60 Wayne’s World (1992)

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56/60 Whiplash (2014)

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REX

58/60 Withnail & I (1987)

“Monty, you terrible c***.”

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REX


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“Hey, where’d you get those clothes, the toilet store?”

DreamWorks Pictures

2/60 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

“How could you sleep with Fat Bastard? No, I mean, literally, how could you do it? He’s so fat, the sheer mechanics of it are mind-boggling.”

New Line Cinema

3/60 Avengers Assemble (2012)

“This is my bargain, you mewling quim.”

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

4/60 Bad Moms (2016)

“Well, you look like a bag of d***s”

REX


5/60 Bad Santa (2003)

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REX

6/60 Blade: Trinity (2004)

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New Line Cinema

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Universal Pictures

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Orion Pictures

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Macall Polay

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Warner Bros Pictures

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“You horse manure smelling motherf***er, you.”

Universal Pictures


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“Do you know how hard it is telling people we’re related?”

DreamWorks Pictures

14/60 Closer (2004)

“Go f*** yourself, you WRITER!”

Columbia Pictures

15/60 Clueless (1995)

“You’re a virgin and you can’t drive.”

Paramount Pictures

16/60 Con Air (1997)

“You’re somewhere between a cockroach and that white stuff that accumulates at the corner of your mouth when you’re really thirsty.”

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution


17/60 The Death of Stalin (2017)

“You smell like rendered horse, you burning a**hole.”

eOne Films

18/60 Donnie Darko (2001)

“You can go suck a f***.”

Pandora Cinema

19/60 Duck Soup (1933)

“He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you – he really is an idiot.”

Paramount Pictures

20/60 Easy A (2010)

“Don’t you think it’s a little strange that your boyfriend is 22-years-old and still in high school?”

Screen Gems


21/60 Erin Brockovich (2000)

“That’s all you got, lady – two wrong feet and f***ing ugly shoes.”

Columbia Pictures

22/60 The Favourite (2018)

“You look like a badger.”

Fox Searchlight Pictures

23/60 A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

“To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people.”

24/60 Full Metal Jacket (1987)

“You climb like old people f***, Private Pile.”

Columbia–Cannon–Warner


25/60 Gangs of New York (2002)

“I don’t give a tuppeny f*** about your moral conundrum, you meat-headed s*** sack.”

Miramax Films

26/60 Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

“You’re in more dire need of a blowjob than any white man in history”

Buena Vista Pictures

27/60 The Hangover (2009)

“You are literally too stupid to insult.”

Warner Bros. Pictures

28/60 His Girl Friday (1940)

“Listen, you insignificant, square-toed, pimple-headed spy!”

Columbia Pictures


29/60 Home Alone (1990)

“You’re what the French call: ‘les incompetents’.”

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30/60 In Bruges (2008)

“YOU’RE AN INANIMATE F***ING OBJECT!”

Universal Studios/Focus Features

31/60 In the Loop (2009)

“Allow me to pop a jaunty little bonnet on your purview and ram it up your a*** with a lubricated horse c***.”

IFC Films

32/60 Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

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CBS Films


33/60 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Perry

: “Look up ‘idiot’ in the dictionary. You know what you’ll find?”

Harry: “A picture of me?”

Perry: “No! The definition of the word idiot, which you f***ing are.”

REX

34/60 Knocked Up

“Your face looks like Robin Williams’ knuckles.”

35/60 The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

“My great aunt Jennifer ate a whole box of candy every day of her life. She lived to be 102 and when she’d been dead three days, she looked better than you do now.”

Warner Bros.

36/60 Matilda (1996)

“Your mummy is a TWIT.”

TriStar Pictures


37/60 The Mist (2007)

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REX

38/60 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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EMI Films

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Universal Pictures

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REX


41/60 Point Break (1991)

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REX

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Vestron Pictures

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“Is that your nose or did a bus park on your face?”

REX

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Universal Pictures


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REX

46/60 She’s All That (1999)

“To everyone here who matters, you’re spam. You’re vapour. A waste of perfectly good yearbook space.”

Miramax Films

47/60 Short Circuit (1986)

“Hey laser-lips, your mother was a snowblower.”

REX

48/60 Shrek (2000)

“You dense, irritating, miniature beast of a burden.”

REX


49/60 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

“You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube. A well scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste. Good nutrition has given you some length of bone, but you’re not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling?”

Orion Pictures

50/60 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

“Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.”

20th Century Fox

51/60 Step Brothers (2008)

“You’re not a doctor. You’re a big fat curly headed f***.”

REX

52/60 There Will Be Blood (2007)

“You’re just the afterbirth, Eli, slithered out on your mother’s filth. They should have put you in glass jar on a mantelpiece.”

Paramount Vantage/Miramax Films


53/60 Three Amigos (1986)

“You dirt-eating piece of slime. You scum-sucking pig. You son of a motherless goat.”

Orion Pictures

54/60 Toy Story (1995)

“You are a sad strange little man, and you have my pity.”

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

55/60 Wayne’s World (1992)

“Benjamin is nobody’s friend. If Benjamin were an ice cream flavour, he’d be pralines and d***.”

Paramount Pictures

56/60 Whiplash (2014)

“You are a worthless, friendless, piece of shit whose mommy left daddy when she figured out he wasn’t Eugene O’Neill, and who is now weeping and slobbering all over my drum set like a f***ing nine-year old girl.”

REX


57/60 The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

“In the short time we’ve been together, you have demonstrated every loathsome characteristic of the male personality and even discovered a few new ones. You are physically repulsive, intellectually retarded, you’re morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humour and you smell. You’re not even interesting enough to make me sick.”

REX

58/60 Withnail & I (1987)

“Monty, you terrible c***.”

HandMade Films

59/60 The Wizard of Oz (1939)

“You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caliginous junk!”

Loew’s, Inc.

60/60 The Women (1939)

“You wanna see a bad facelift? Helen Danvers, two o’clock. She looks like she’s re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere.”

REX

Holmes and Watson – an adult spoof of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories – co-stars Kelly Macdonald, Hugh Laurie, Pam Ferris and Ralph Fiennes, who plays Moriarty.

You can see a selection of these tweets below.


Just walked out of Holmes and Watson 15 minutes in. Boyfriend’s movie choosing privileges are cancelled

— EB (@elaurenb) December 25, 2018

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