THEY DON’T HAVE A CLUE.
While attending a surprise birthday party at Buckingham Palace, Sherlock Holmes and dr. Watson (Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly) find a corpse hidden inside a huge cake, the work of Moriarty (Ralph Fiennes). A spoof of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s perennial detective that borrows from the 2009 Robert Downey, Jr. movie and reunites Ferrell and Reilly from Step Brothers (2008). A complete misfire, loathed by critics and audiences; childish and stupid when it should have been hilarious, with that cast.
2018-U.S. 90 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Etan Cohen. Cast: Will Ferrell (Sherlock Holmes), John C. Reilly (John Watson), Rebecca Hall (Grace Hart), Ralph Fiennes, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald… Steve Coogan, Hugh Laurie. Cameo: Billy Zane.
Trivia: Sacha Baron Cohen was reportedly first considered as Holmes.
Razzies: Worst Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Reilly), Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.