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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.

Movie Info

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 Foxmore
Rating: R (for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and viollent images)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jared Stern, Justin Theroux
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 13, 2012
Box Office: $34.4M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Jonah Hill
as Franklin
Will Forte
as Sgt. Bressman
R. Lee Ermey
as Manfred
Joseph A. Nuņez
as Antonio Guzman
Billy Crudup
as Neighbor
Johnny Pemberton
as Skater Kid
Sharon Gee
as Mrs. Kim
Eric Lee Goins
as Random Jogger - Jare...
Robert C. Sibley
as Retiree #1
Bonnie Silver
as Retiree #3
Jill Jane Clements
as City Council Woman
Paul Barlow, Jr.
as City Council Member
Thomas Elliott
as Male Hooters Volunte...
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
Akiva Schaffer
as Casual Wanker #3
Cathy Shim
as Asian Housewife
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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News & Interviews for The Watch

Critic Reviews for The Watch

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (37)

A laughably inept comedic wasteland in which the only things harder to come by than laughs are reasons not to bolt halfway through and ask for a refund.

Full Review… | April 17, 2016

The four leads are funny, separately and together.

Full Review… | July 17, 2013

Rote, crass and worst of all, totally laugh-free, it inspires you to exact your own brand of vigilante justice.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Light entertainment at its lightest, The Watch does at least elicit some laughs.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

"The Watch" is a Dream Team in which no one's drawn up any plays and nobody passes the ball. Everybody just shoots and hopes for the best.

Full Review… | February 12, 2013

This lame sci-fi comedy was supposed to be for teens, but was re-written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to be aimed at adults. The result is a movie that doesn't work for either.

Full Review… | December 12, 2012

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

Super Reviewer

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

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

Super Reviewer

The Watch Quotes

Antonio Guzman: I have a gun, which nobody taught me to use so be even more scared.
– Submitted by Adam P (2 years ago)
Jamarcus: Nice to meet you.
Retiree #1: Fuck you Curly.
– Submitted by Adam P (2 years ago)
Jamarcus: In a few hours, a transmitter will become operational. When it signals, our armada will commence a global invasion starting here in Glenview, which is clearly not ideal for you.
Bob: What?
Franklin: Why?
Jamarcus: We're aliens, that's what we do.
– Submitted by Hugo A (3 years ago)
Franklin: Look there's that kid from Costco with the big fat dick. Walking around with his massive cock like he owns the joint. That shits just banging against his knee caps. $20 that guys dick dips in the toilet as he's taking a shit.
– Submitted by Rory R (3 years ago)

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