Watching the Detectives
Watching the Detectives (2007)

A film freak has his life turned upside down when he starts dating a real-life femme fatale in this comedy. Neil (Cillian Murphy) is a dyed-in-the-wool movie fan who runs a video store, "Gumshoe Video," specializing in classic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 1, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2008
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Christopher Null

Even mega-fans of either of the headliners will have trouble muddling through it.

Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine

It looks like it's back to doling out parking tickets and shotgunning booze for Mr. Soter, and I think Cillian's probably learned a valuable career lesson here as well.

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Morgan Salem
I loved this movie!!! I want may boyfriends to be like Cillian Murphys character!! love love love. I think this is Luci Lus best performance. She is so quirky… More
Lewis C.
Watching the Detectives is a quirky movie for movie fans. It's not incredibly original, but it does put a nerdy spin on a well-worn concept. I mainly… More
Conner Rainwater
This was so funny. Cilllian Murphy was so great as a gullable pathetic guy. Lucy Lui, well, how do I put it, her character probably tops Clementine in Eternal… More
Michael Gildea
Watching the Detectives is a movie that was made about 10 years too late as it seems better suited for the mid-90s independent shitstorm that Mirimax seemed… More
Luke Baldock
As a huge fan of the Broken Lizard boys it was nice to see one of them break free as a director on a completely different style of film. The laugh out loud… More
Tim Salmons
A cute and clever film about a film geek who falls for the girl of his dreams in the most unusual way...that's it in a nutshell. A good strong cast and a… More