Watchers (1988)

Based on the novel by Dean R. Koontz, this film follows the escape of an intelligent dog from a top-secret government experiment and his meeting with young Travis (Corey Haim). The boy and the dog soon become fast friends, but problems crop… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 1, 1988
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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Watchers is a real mess, and it's only a couple of steps up from the dismal Maximum Overdrive, the last Stephen King story to be slaughtered on the screen.

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Scott Weinberg

We're talking about the only film in the history of celleloid that hopes to entice viewers by placing the name of Corey Haim above the title!

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Arguably, though, the film is worth it for the sight of Haim getting stabbed in the leg and screaming like Demi Moore: you can't script time capsule stuff like that.

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Jim Woehr
The book is a good read and worth giving a try, even if you saw the movie and didn't like it. The movie hacks up a good book and makes the main character a… More
Anthony Valletta
How to ruin a great book.
Leo L
Now, this was his second best film. "Silver Bullet" still reigns amongst his collection of movies.