This movie is a parodie about Sherlock Holmes movies. And a damn good one. If you are fan of John C Reilly and Will Ferell like i am and a fan of Doyle and Holmes and Watson stories like me , then this is a movie just for you me! . Every joke and scene is a full joy and those mockings about previous Sherlock movies is very well succeeded. I laughed and had fun. Btw ive seen many Sherlock movies and series, saw many Reilly and Ferell ones, always looking like, are they fading... and have seen previous comedies about Holmes, they were not very funny, was hopin when will someone do a good <more>
and funny one. But now they did this and they did it, its a jackpot for fans and for them and to myself . Only complaint i have is about the end. Why the end? When giving so much fun, who thinks about lets end this? This is not normal behaviour and someone should go to see a someone. If you are new to real comedies what can make piss in your pants, dont be disturbed, piss in pants durng a good comedie movie is ok, really, nobody can smell it coz others have piss in pants too. And its ok if your stomache hurts later. If not, then wasnt a good one. Trust me i know what im talking about.
I really can't believe all the negative comments on here. This is a great comedy from Will Ferrell and John C Reilly. It is slapstick and silly but just what you expect from these two. It isn't supposed to be an accurate portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and I read one comment that read it isn't 'historically accurate'. No it isn't. It isn't meant to be. It's a COMEDY. I would say if you love slapstick and have enjoyed the other films from these guys then go and see it. I found it very funny and entertaining and that's all it's meant to be.
Absolutely Fabulous! (by josh-osullivan99)
I really don't care that the hoi polloi, American Teenagers mostly, will have had no idea whasoevet as to what is going on during this incredibly humerous indulgence in Victorian polysyllabic obfuscation & ancient retro wonderfully British humour! Well done Mr Coen & do not be discombobulated by the awful 3.5 rating on here coz I am giving it a 10 and watching it again immediately after my morning erbal smoking break! LOL but true! :
Funny comedy (by Mihai1983)
I would begin this review by saying that everything is relative, let's think of abstract art, for example, at first glance you would be temped to say it was painted by a 5 year old child, but because it received the appreciation of some art critics, people have seen this current in a positive light, I think the same thing happened here, people read the negative reviews and the subconscious rated the film as a bad one from start. I personally amused and laughed a lot, is not this the purpose of a comedy ?! If you have a cinematic culture, you're already familiar with the Will Ferrell <more>
style and you know the expectations, if you are alergic to peanuts don't eat them. Haters gonna hate anyway.
I have read so many bad reviews about this movie and it's obvious haters are going to hate.I thought this movie was absolutely hilarious. If you loved Talladega Nights and Step Btothers, then go check it out.Thanks for the laughs Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. I am looking forward to watching it again so I can pick up on the jokes I missed the first time.
It's not as bad as people say (by possum-18733)
Don't get me wrong, it's not for everybody but it has some funny scenes. I liked it and I'm sure others did too
An absolute turd. (by rodgerheise)
Why did I give it an 8. I watched it stoned. You gotta love John and will.
Better than you would expect (by gyotter)
Reading Reviews for this movie before watching was a very big mistake, going into it thinking it would be a very big disappointment. I was very pleased with the film. The humor was hit or miss in the first 15-20 minutes but after that you'll barley have time to breathe between jokes! Will Ferrell did an amazing job as Sherlock Holmes, as he brings a lot of "stupid humor" and keeps the character of Sherlock not stupid. John C. Reilly was amazing in the role of John Watson as he had the best character arc in the film. The villain of the movie was good being barely in the film but <more>
making sense in the context of the film and a very well done twist at climax of the film was not predictable at all! Overall don't listen to the reviews that take this wacky comedy seriously, this was an enjoyable, laughable film.
Critics and people are too harsh, just let yourself have fun! (by yumacindy)
I walked into this movie knowing the horrible reviews and have to say, it's funny and I walked away smiling. I actually laughed so hard at one scene that I almost had to leave the theatre as to not be disruptive, that is incredibly rare. John C Reilly is hilarious and underrated, Will Farrell is hilarious but even better when paired with John C Reilly. So, if you want a movie that will just help you forget the real world and make you smile and often laugh, hard...then give this movie a chance.