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Watchmen Reviews

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Jamie Russell
Radio Times

Those unfamiliar with the work may be completely bewildered, but stick with it -- this is a bold and uncompromising take on one of the genre's sacred cows that stands up to repeat viewings.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 10, 2014
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

For such an epic spectacle, it's not burdened by a lot of clutter. It's intellectual complexity seems well-earned, not gratuitous. It's also visually stunning.

Full Review Source: Maclean's Magazine

June 10, 2014
Katherine Monk

Undeniably, skilfully and wholeheartedly realized by Zack Snyder, the impossible now exists: Watchmen isn't just a movie, it's a great movie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 10, 2014
Chris Knight
National Post

Snyder has done a good job of staying true to the source material.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 10, 2014
Simon Foster

Snyder's film is a breath-taking epic, a compelling thriller and an ensemble character piece, far beyond our expectations of the genre.

Full Review Source:

July 16, 2013
Will Leitch

Watchmen really does work as a film, by staying loyal to the book while still jettisoning the least cinematic elements. Snyder has flaws as a director - big, serious, massive, obvious flaws - but he's working with a goldmine of material here.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: B+

June 22, 2013
Ali Gray

Everything in Watchmen matters: there are no small characters, no false leads, no flab.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

September 29, 2012
Dave White

It's... not bad.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 4, 2011
Mike Edwards
What Culture

This is not just a great superhero film, it's an important political debate.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 4/5

March 13, 2011
Joshua Starnes

Watchmen isn't the best super hero movie ever made, but taken on its own, it's good. Snyder and company might not have made it to the bleachers, but at least they aimed for them, and there is certainly virtue in that.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

March 7, 2011
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A magnificent attempt at Alan Moore's saga and a moving working of art...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

December 5, 2010
Simon Miraudo

The film is a ballsy, brainy, and thoroughly bloody examination of human nature, pop culture and 'the good old days' that never were.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 5/5

October 27, 2010
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Despite its flaws Watchmen is a stunning film that contains far more substance and intrigue than most comic book screen adaptations.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 6, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Watchmen is one of those rare films which manages to intertwine several genres, without becoming a cluttered mess.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

August 4, 2010
Luis Martinez

Intoxicante ejercicio visual que se aleja completamente de la cinta tradicional de superhéroes para adentrarse en el dilema moral de todo héroe que se sabe finalmente humano.

Full Review Source: Cinenganos | Original Score: 4/5

March 11, 2010
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

Buckets of gore, truckloads of angst, hot superhero sex, full-frontal radiation-monster nudity, soap opera machinations, pulp fiction voice-overs, weekend trips to Mars .. and enough back stories for the next half-dozen superhero movies.

Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 10, 2009
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

Zack Snyder's direction is both strikingly beautiful--he and his crew obviously went to great pains to re-create the incredible art from the graphic novel--and strikingly brutal.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 30, 2009
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly

The brilliant writer of the comic books that this is based on, Alan Moore, is well known for bisexual characters (women mostly, of course), in his work.

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Weekly | Original Score: 7/10

August 18, 2009
Anders Wotzke

Synder has achieved what many said was impossible; he has in-fact filmed the unfilmable, and arguably done so as well as anyone could have.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 4/5

August 2, 2009
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

On balance I have to come down on the side of the fanboy demographic. "Watchmen" goes to the positive side of the critical scales.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 4/5

July 21, 2009
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