The Watcher Reviews

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John Venable
Supercala.com
September 23, 2006
Not half bad as a rental.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
The Watcher is thoroughly European, a nice find.
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
There is not a single original thought in The Watcher, but as these things go, it's not awful.
Enrique Fernandez
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 1, 2000
The Watcher is good adventure-thriller fun. Turn your brain off and just enjoy the ride.
Top Critic
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
A minor, but watchable, melodrama.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
is stirring, has action, humor, and great dialogue (the Spader character is artfully drawn and portrayed).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
J. Rentilly
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
[James Spader] is eminently, um, watchable.
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

Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
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

Film Threat
December 10, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Top Critic
Joe Leydon
Variety
June 6, 2008
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
Top Critic
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
December 10, 2005
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
January 24, 2004
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Alexander Walker
This is London
June 12, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 21, 2001
Top Critic
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Paul Varner
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000
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