A couple of days ago, it was revealed that the Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly-led film Holmes & Watson received a rare zero percent Rotten Tomatoes rating, and since its theatrical debut, things haven’t looked too promising for the mystery flick.
Following the disastrous Christmas Day film opening, it was soon revealed that the flick was so bad, that Netflix reportedly turned down the chance to buy it after it garnered poor test screenings.
Well, things are seemingly getting worse for the film, which now has a six percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as people are reportedly walking out of the film mid-screening.
In a new report from Entertainment Weekly, it appears that media outlets and moviegoers alike aren’t fans of the Sherlock Holmes-inspired tale, so much so, that people are actually walking out of theaters midway through the film.
The film opened on Christmas Day, where it saw the reunion of Ferrell and Reilly ten years after they won everyone over in 2008’s Step Brothers.
While there were some high hopes for the flick, it ultimately failed at the box office, making it come in fourth on Christmas day with an estimated $6.4 million. Aquaman topped the day with $22 million, followed by Mary Poppins Returns with $11.6 million and Bumblebee with $8.9 million.
So, with little fanfare and a lot of horrible reviews (with maybe one or two positive ones sprinkled in here or there) many people have opted to leave the theater instead of suffering through the remainder of the film.
Check out some Twitter reactions to the new film below:
Public Service Announcement! Please do NOT leave your home to go see “Holmes and Watson.” You will find it excruciatingly unfunny.. You will walk out.. You will ask for your money back..
-Worst 15 minutes of a movie I’ve ever subjected myself to- pic.twitter.com/ohDzuIcqtM
— Andy Terrell (@Noshoes_Noprob) December 26, 2018
I haven’t walked out of a movie since Final Destination 5 back in 2011. Holmes & Watson has changed that. Now don’t get me wrong Will Ferrell and John C Reilly are funny but none of the jokes were hitting. There was couple that was walking out when I woke up.
— T (@BlackmagicLloyd) December 26, 2018
Just walked out of the theatre halfway through Holmes & Watson. I am so disappointed. Don’t waste your money.
— Brianna Sigler (@bdsigler89) December 26, 2018
One of the most moronic, idiotic and completely brain dead films of 2018. Totally walked out in fear of subliminal stupidity. This is the kind of film that bankrupts studios. — watching Holmes & Watson
— Hulon Pate (@Hulon_Pate) December 27, 2018
my sister, her bf and I just went to see Holmes & Watson…we walked out after an hour… it’s so bad.
— 𝔇𝔞𝔯𝔶𝔞 ‡ 🥀 (@blueveinblues) December 25, 2018
Today Holmes & Watson became the first film I’ve ever walked out of a cinema when only 30 minutes into a film. 1/5. Crushed.
— Anna Pridgeon (@AnnaPridgeon) December 27, 2018
Literally never walked out of a movie before but after witnessing the first 30 minutes of Holmes & Watson, I’m convinced Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly should never be allowed to work again
— Louise Orr (@LouiseFOrr) December 27, 2018
Yeah…things seem to be getting worse for the mystery flick.
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