If you're wondering why you can't find a review for 'Holmes & Watson' on our site, it's because the movie wasn't screened for Irish movie critics before the Christmas break.
Turns out there might have been a reason for that - it's probably awful. The first re-teaming of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly since 2008's 'Step Brothers' has gone down like a lead balloon with audiences and critics alike, currently receiving a 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes - up from 0%, which it had on first release - and 24% audience score. It's not much better on Metacritic either, with a paltry 24% rating accumulated from 14 US outlet reviews.
The movie, which boasts a cast that includes Rebecca Hall, Hugh Laurie, Rob Brydon, Ralph Fiennes as Moriarty and Kelly MacDonald, sees Ferrell and Reilly as the detective duo working to stop an assassination on Queen Victoria.
'Holmes and Watson' had been doing the rounds for several years, with Sacha Baron Cohen attached to star at one point to play Holmes whilst Ferrell would have played Watson. Interestingly, it's the first pairing of Ferrell and Reilly to not be directed by Adam McKay.
Just to add even more coincidence, McKay's latest movie, 'Vice', was released the same day as 'Holmes and Watson' in the US. No prizes for guessing which movie critics and audiences liked better.