The Watch
The Watch (2012)

Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 13, 2012
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
17%
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User Score
40%



Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Watch uneasily mixes sci-fi elements with gross-out gags and strands its talented cast with a script that favors vulgarity over wit at nearly every turn.

Guy Lodge
Time Out

A film packaged as pure product, aiming to snare the combined markets for loudmouth comics, sci-fi action and, er, Richard Ayoade - who, however seemingly misplaced, is the freshest thing here.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

What should have been at least Ghostbusters lite ends up sliming audiences with sloppy seconds.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

The four leads are funny, separately and together.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's a mash-up of blah buddy comedy and gross-out CGI monster splatter, with nary a laugh to be had.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

"The Watch" takes the same ethos of male bonding, obsession with sex and sardonic violence that has proved so profitable in recent years on yet another summer spin.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Rote, crass and worst of all, totally laugh-free, it inspires you to exact your own brand of vigilante justice.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

The Watch is a predictable and lazy comedy wrapped around a penis joke occasionally enlivened with some funny lines.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Improvisation is definitely The Watch-word, with Vaughn and Hill in particular winging just about every line they speak - most of them filthy, few of them funny.

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

Light entertainment at its lightest, The Watch does at least elicit some laughs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
It had its moments... but they were too few!
Albert Kim
Don't expect big laughs and you'll get a somewhat entertaining premise.
Sanjaya 丘耀文
From the trailer, this movie looks like they will offer a lot of fun for the audiences who watch this movie.. But after I spent 100 minutes watching this movie,… More
Cynthia S.
Oh come on guys! Your talents are worth much more than what you put into this average at best movie....sigh.
Anthony Lawrie
Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn play the same character they always play and Jonah Hill plays the character he used to play but has since stopped. Hopefully… More
Nate Zoebl
If scientists could take time away from, you know, curing diseases, and craft the perfect blend of "meh" in a lab, I would be The Watch. It's not… More