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: July 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012
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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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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

The Watch isn't consistently funny enough to stop you noticing you've seen it all before.

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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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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Wretched dinge that it is, it is almost too drecky to write about, but here goes nothing.

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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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J. Olson

A laughably inept comedic wasteland in which the only things harder to come by than laughs are reasons not to bolt halfway through and ask for a refund.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The neighborhood guys usually thought of as "trying too hard to fit in" band together to party and bond only to find unexpected redemption when aliens… More
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
Alice Shen
Eh. Ben Stiller and a gang of adult ragamuffins form a neighborhood watch only to be thwarted by divergent purposes and loyalties. The big alien twist is quite… More
Albert Kim
Don't expect big laughs and you'll get a somewhat entertaining premise.
Thomas Johnston
It had its moments... but they were too few!
Cynthia S.
Oh come on guys! Your talents are worth much more than what you put into this average at best movie....sigh.