The Watch (2012)



Critic Consensus: The Watch uneasily mixes sci-fi elements with gross-out gags and strands its talented cast with a script that favors vulgarity over wit at nearly every turn.

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Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood -- and the world -- from total extermination. -- (C) 20th Century Fox
R (for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and viollent images)
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Jonah Hill
as Franklin
Richard Ayoade
as Jamarcus
Will Forte
as Sgt. Bressman
Mel Rodriguez
as Chucho
R. Lee Ermey
as Manfred
Joseph A. Nuñez
as Antonio Guzman
Billy Crudup
as Neighbor
Johnny Pemberton
as Skater Kid
Sharon Gee
as Mrs. Kim
Eric Lee Goins
as Random Jogger - Jared
Robert C. Sibley
as Retiree #1
Grace Fronebarger
as Retiree #2
Bonnie Silver
as Retiree #3
Jill Jane Clements
as City Council Woman
Paul Barlow, Jr.
as City Council Member
Thomas Elliott
as Male Hooters Volunteer
Sean Robert Goulding
as Costco Employee - TV
Dax Flame
as Teenager Announcer
Ryan Girard
as Paul's Guest #1
Katie Kneeland
as Paul's Guest #2
Ted Huckabee
as Orgy Man #1
Ethan Shapanka
as Orgy Man #3
Marla Malcom
as Orgy Woman #1
Lindsey Coley
as Orgy Woman #2
Marla Malcolm
as Orgy Woman #1
LaDonna Allison
as Orgy Woman #3
Andy Samberg
as Casual Wanker #1
Jorma Taccone
as Casual Wanker #2
Cathy Shim
as Asian Housewife
Akiva Schaffer
as Casual Wanker #3
Patricia French
as Franklin's Mother
Erinn Hayes
as Bob's Wife
Zack Mines
as Prom Date
Emily Yuye Sikes
as Evan's Daughter
Flax Dame
as Teenager Announcer
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Critic Reviews for The Watch

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (37)

A film packaged as pure product, aiming to snare the combined markets for loudmouth comics, sci-fi action and, er, Richard Ayoade - who, however seemingly misplaced, is the freshest thing here.

Full Review… | August 21, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

It's a mash-up of blah buddy comedy and gross-out CGI monster splatter, with nary a laugh to be had.

Full Review… | August 3, 2012
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

The Watch is a predictable and lazy comedy wrapped around a penis joke occasionally enlivened with some funny lines.

Full Review… | July 27, 2012
Toronto Star
Top Critic

What should have been at least Ghostbusters lite ends up sliming audiences with sloppy seconds.

Full Review… | July 27, 2012
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

"The Watch" takes the same ethos of male bonding, obsession with sex and sardonic violence that has proved so profitable in recent years on yet another summer spin.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

Improvisation is definitely The Watch-word, with Vaughn and Hill in particular winging just about every line they speak - most of them filthy, few of them funny.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Watch

Eh. Ben Stiller and a gang of adult ragamuffins form a neighborhood watch only to be thwarted by divergent purposes and loyalties. The big alien twist is quite deus ex machina - oops spoilers - but Billy Crudup is slickly creepy as an Eyes Wide Shut sex emperor.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

It had its moments... but they were too few!

Thomas Johnston
Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

From the trailer, this movie looks like they will offer a lot of fun for the audiences who watch this movie.. But after I spent 100 minutes watching this movie, I just wanna say that this movie is nothing but another Ben Stiller stereotypical movie of comedy, the difference was it tells story about alien.. The performance from the cast was a decent performance, except for Jonah Hill who kinda steal my attention with his performance in this movie.. Overall, it just a decent watch..

Sanjaya  丘耀文
Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

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