The Watch Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 17, 2013

The four leads are funny, separately and together.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: D-
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Grierson
Deadspin
February 12, 2013

"The Watch" is a Dream Team in which no one's drawn up any plays and nobody passes the ball. Everybody just shoots and hopes for the best.

Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
December 12, 2012

This lame sci-fi comedy was supposed to be for teens, but was re-written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to be aimed at adults. The result is a movie that doesn't work for either.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
November 22, 2012

Bland and juvenile, with little thought, humour, or imagination. It actually endorses its posse of puerile nobodies as noble, ass-kicking Americans.

Michael Sauter
Film Journal International
November 16, 2012

A talented cast shines brightly, but can't carry the weight of this under-inspired sci-fi frolic.

Andy Lea
Daily Star
October 30, 2012

For a flabby 101-minute movie, the gag hit rate is alarmingly low.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 20, 2012

Aims for ridiculous comedy, hits "ridiculous"

Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 19, 2012

The aliens may be not of this Earth, but the jokes in this lifeless sci-fi comedy are so lazy they never even manage to lift off.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
October 19, 2012

The only arcs these characters encounter are in their pants.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
September 30, 2012

If the scenes between the four leads had been stronger, it might have been easier to overlook the film's structural and tonal weaknesses, but as it happens they only rescue it in dribs and drabs.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
September 27, 2012

The Watch is a lazy production at nearly every level. Expect these aliens to have better luck in a couple years - when they invade basic cable.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Patrick Kolan
Shotgun Critic
September 26, 2012

All of this builds a pretty catastrophic picture of The Watch - and I think, given how many other awesome, funny, gross and clever comedies are out there, I refuse to be an apologist. It's not an unmitigated disaster, but it's not good - or good enough.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 26, 2012

... one of the funniest movies of the year.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Luke Buckmaster
Crikey
September 20, 2012

the story regularly dozes off and wakes up in other places, squinting its eyes and groping in the dark for laughs.

Jim Schembri
3AW
September 15, 2012

It's one of those sad occasions where the bringing together of funny people mysteriously negates their ability to be funny.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012

The Watch is an utterly soulless, lazy, painfully dull affair. It is not a film. It is a product, and an awful one. This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz
September 13, 2012

There may be plenty of studio comedies that are better than this film, but there are more that are worse.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
September 13, 2012

The Watch doesn't totally know what it is - but that doesn't matter. It's entertaining, silly fun, if you like gaggles of fools stumbling upon alien invasions and d*ck jokes.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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