Watchmen
Watchmen (2009)

300's Zack Snyder brings Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' critically acclaimed comic book Watchmen to the big screen, courtesy of DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures. Set in an alternate universe circa 1985, the film's world is a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 21, 2009
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gritty and visually striking, Watchmen is a faithful adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel, but its complex narrative structure may make it difficult for it to appeal to viewers not already familiar with the source material.

Tom Charity
CNN.com

Watchmen the movie provides ample evidence that more is more, but less might have been closer to Moore in spirit (that is, anarchic, witty and compelling).

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Watchmen left me looking at the exit far more often than at the screen.

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Jamie Russell
Radio Times

Those unfamiliar with the work may be completely bewildered, but stick with it -- this is a bold and uncompromising take on one of the genre's sacred cows that stands up to repeat viewings.

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Laremy Legel
Film.com

If you haven't read the source material I think you're going to dislike it even more than I did. So yeah, it's sort of bad news around here.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Zack Snyder's film version of Watchmen is a grim and grisly excursion into comic-book mythology.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

For such an epic spectacle, it's not burdened by a lot of clutter. It's intellectual complexity seems well-earned, not gratuitous. It's also visually stunning.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Great book, mediocre adaptation.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

[T]there are problems both with the tale, which was an awful lot more subversive 20 years ago than it is today, and the telling, which in contrast to Moore's radical experimentation is disappointingly staid and straightforward.

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Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies

I truly wanted to love Watchmen, but I never warmed up to it and ended up only liking it in parts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I had never read the graphic novel till about a year and half ago. I had really missed out on something awesome. Now for the movie it was not disappointing in… More
Josh Morris
Watching Watchmen is a plastic and sterile experience. Disappointing and surprising, since I'm a big fan of the Allan Moore comic (he took his name off… More
Wildaly M
One of my favorite superhero films. Dr. Manhattan was awesome! Ozymandias is a genius but sort of mystery to me. Rorschach sees the world a little too black and… More
xGary Xx
Based on the Alan Moore graphic novel, Watchmen is set in an alternate reality where costumed "heroes" were created as state-sanctioned vigilantes to… More
Bruce Bruce
It;s not fair for me to stick a rating on this as I am totally a non animanted, movie watcher, but for the 56 minutes I did watcg I'd have to give it 1… More
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] After being in development hell for more or less a generation, a time span that… More

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