Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)
Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) (2006)

In modern day Moscow, supernatural armies of Good and Evil, Light and Darkness, gear up to do battle. Set on the gritty streets and subways, and harkening back to bloody medieval days, blood-suckers, changelings, and urban heroes are locked… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 20, 2006
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Critic Score
58%
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User Score
72%



Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This Russian horror/fantasy film pits darkness and light against each other using snazzy CGI visuals to create an extraordinary atmosphere of a dank, gloomy city wrestling with dread.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The punchy, nonstop visual effects crowd out coherent storytelling.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

What a rabid beast is Night Watch. What a pungent Russian fantasy-horror cheeseathon.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An exciting, fun, and hauntingly beautiful piece of fantasy filmmaking...

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

For a good hour and change, the film is a big toy box that teases you out of the Gloom.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

This mostly incoherent, enormously eccentric helping of mayhem breaks into so many fragments that watching the movie can be a bit like trying to assemble the pieces from several jigsaw puzzles.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A convoluted FX smear

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It has a refreshing Old World take on a never-ending fantasy war between vampires and the forces of 'light.'

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Night Watch was one of the most popular movies ever released in Russia. That just proves there's no accounting for taste, in film or in human sacrifice.

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Gary Susman
Boston Phoenix

Night Watch is a completely synthetic yet thoroughly original movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Night Watch is one of those films that tends to push the limits of a certain genre. The result is a film that displays something unique in terms of storytelling… More
Conner Rainwater
Such a weird movie and almost incomprehensible at times, but that's kind've why it gets good after a while. The comedy is just sort of odd and… More
xGary Xx
There was a lot of hype surrounding this, Russia's take on the vampire myth in which the forces of light and darkness are policed by a group of shape… More
Cindy I
A Russian modern-day vampire film, very stylized and similar to Blade. There was a war between two sets of vampires centuries ago, and they made a truce with… More
Josh Lewis
Incoherent, messy, rushed, and more than a little cheesy, but nonetheless has its visual thrills and inventiveness to compensate for all of its flaws, at least… More
Dead Angel
Lame. I only the soul transferring part.

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