The Watcher Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 5, 2014
Director Joe Charbanic is saddled with an emotionally empty script by David Elliot and Clay Ayers, which matches Reeves's emotionally empty performance quite nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Tired plot and disastrous casting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
If I never see another scene in which a woman is bound and gagged, while her killer struts around the room basking in his own psychotic cleverness, I won't mind a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John Venable
Supercala.com
September 23, 2006
Not half bad as a rental.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 10, 2005
Nasty, sadistic, ugly and pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
One of the lamest serial killer thrillers of the post-Silence of the Lambs era.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
You can't buy Keanu as a sadist, but you do worry about the guys who wrote the screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 16, 2002
Dreadful performances, scanty motivation and excruciating dialogue.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The script sucks, the directing sucks, and, as much as I do like him, Keanu sucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 24, 2001
Peters out like a late-night drunk when its threadbare plot and poorly drawn supporting characters start to stand out like a row of empty shot glasses.
Full Review | Original Score: 59/100
Jason Korsner
BBC.com
April 17, 2001
The most fun you can have with this insultingly formulaic and utterly predictable film is trying to guess which cliché will be next.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Daniel Papkin
Movieline
April 17, 2001
A leaden, somber and suspenseless thriller.
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 24, 2001
The scenario involving a seductive predator obsessed with female loners is not coherent enough to seduce an audience.
| Original Score: 6/10
March 16, 2001
Utiliza el gastado recurso argumental de que tanto el bueno como el malo se necesitan mutuamente para poder existir
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
all the self-consciously hip style in the world isn't enough to compensate for an inert story that has no real destination
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
Comes this close to overcoming its problems and succeeding as a thriller, but doesn't quite make it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Booth
Orlando Weekly
January 1, 2000
Perhaps because of his shaggy-slacker demeanor, Reeves inspires another reaction altogether: snickering.
Top Critic
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
First-time director Joe Charbanic seems to have watched too many music videos.
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Has 'direct to video' stamped all over it.
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
It's grindingly mediocre, in a way that probably would have sent it straight to video were Reeves' name not on the marquee.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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