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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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 26, 2012
... one of the funniest movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
September 12, 2012
The Watch is indeed a feathered fish. It's a freaking underwater ostrich. Whether or not it will appeal to all four quadrants is of little concern to any viewer lucky enough to be located within its niche demographic, however.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
August 26, 2012
Schaffer piles on the jokes and set pieces to keep things moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ellen E Jones
Total Film
August 23, 2012
If you can ignore the disturbing parallels with recent events, this middle-aged, Middle-American Attack The Block raises a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
August 21, 2012
A mostly harmless time at the movies... if don't value your time too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Emma Simmonds
The List
August 14, 2012
That it triumphs, despite being a slave to formula, is squarely down to its uproarious banter, co-scripted by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and delivered with aplomb by an on-form ensemble.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 5, 2012
The only thing the cast seemed to care about it trying to make you laugh. It worked for me, especially having a happy Vince Vaughn.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
August 2, 2012
It made me laugh and even though it got untangled towards the end I had fun watching it. I'm gonna give this movie the same score as my mom, who accompanied us to the screening, 3.1 Schmoes. Decimals run in the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.1/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
August 1, 2012
I don't know what planet other critics are watching their comedies on, but here on Earth, this is pretty gut-busting stuff. Woody Allen wishes To Rome With Love were a 10th as funny.
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
July 30, 2012
The Watch" is a good time even if the neighborhood watch isn't going to top your list of possible answers to the question "who you gonna call?"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
July 29, 2012
Simultaneously subverting and celebrating several genres of he-man testosterone flicks, from horror to buddy action flick, to, heaven help us, the existential suburban angst of John Updike
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
July 27, 2012
Take heart in the fact that you should laugh a bit during this experience, even if you forget about it later.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 27, 2012
You may feel like you're watching a 90-minute Bud commercial, but there are laughs to be had, and British comic Richard Ayoade puts a fresh spin on R-rated raunch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Patches
Hollywood.com
July 27, 2012
There's nothing revelatory to be found in The Watch, but the cast's knack for improv, a poetry of the profane, makes the adventure worth...viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
July 27, 2012
When the punchine of the movie is basically the same as [Costco's] slogan, though, that seems like a mistake.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
July 26, 2012
For hang time with the guys, you could do worse than "The Watch."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Singer
ScreenCrush
July 26, 2012
This poor movie can't catch a break, which is a shame because it's actually pretty funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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