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The Watch Reviews

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
September 13, 2012
The Watch doesn't totally know what it is - but that doesn't matter. It's entertaining, silly fun, if you like gaggles of fools stumbling upon alien invasions and d*ck jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
September 12, 2012
The Watch is indeed a feathered fish. It's a freaking underwater ostrich. Whether or not it will appeal to all four quadrants is of little concern to any viewer lucky enough to be located within its niche demographic, however.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 10, 2012
Four likeable guys and fine screen actors make a meal of this loony, gross-out sci-fi comedy, but you wonder if it isn't time for them to leave behind juvenile alley
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 10, 2012
Bursting with penis jokes, this low-laugh, low-brow comedy hovers somewhere between mash-up and alien mush
September 9, 2012
Off-the-production-line comedy, marketed as a sci-fi fan-boy's lighter bit of fluffy entertainment. And the aliens - seen them, zapped them all before.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
September 9, 2012
This little-green-men mash-up shows that in space, no one can hear you laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
September 4, 2012
With a sour tone and jokes that have no punchlines, this is a relentlessly unfunny comedy that shifts into an unexciting alien invasion thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
August 29, 2012
Stiller, Vaughn, Hill and Ayoade muster their comedic powers in a bid to save the script. They almost pull it off - but they've all been in better.
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
August 26, 2012
Schaffer piles on the jokes and set pieces to keep things moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 26, 2012
Altogether a deeply dislikable damp squib of a picture.
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
August 24, 2012
There's nothing particularly offensive about the piece. But its intergalactic badness does take the breath away.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 24, 2012
With this cast and this set-up, we could have had comic fireworks; instead, thanks to slapdash direction and slack pacing, The Watch is a damp squib - so much so that even Vaughn's quick-fire smut fails to ignite.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 24, 2012
The comedy is based on the 'hilarious' notion that these men act like 12-year-olds, talking about sports and sex in the most simplistically rude ways imaginable
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
August 23, 2012
The Watch is unwatchable - a punishingly long, aggressively crude, laugh-free American comedy about neighbourhood vigilantes in suburban Ohio.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
August 23, 2012
Vaughn is now officially the Hollywood star you would most like to see announcing their retirement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ellen E Jones
Total Film
August 23, 2012
If you can ignore the disturbing parallels with recent events, this middle-aged, Middle-American Attack The Block raises a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Catherine Shoard
Guardian
August 23, 2012
It's got a cast to kill for, a Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg script (they wrote Superbad) and a promisingly Ghostbusters-ish premise. And yet it's catastrophic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 23, 2012
By the end you want to mercy-shoot everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Lachno
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 23, 2012
All the bromancing back-slapping can't hide the quartet's crippling lack of screen chemistry, while frights, and laughs, are non-existent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
August 23, 2012
A career low for everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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