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The Watch Reviews

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J. Olson
April 17, 2016
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
Rote, crass and worst of all, totally laugh-free, it inspires you to exact your own brand of vigilante justice.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
Light entertainment at its lightest, The Watch does at least elicit some laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
October 30, 2012
For a flabby 101-minute movie, the gag hit rate is alarmingly low.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Kendrick
September 27, 2012
The Watch is a lazy production at nearly every level. Expect these aliens to have better luck in a couple years - when they invade basic cable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
October 19, 2012
The only arcs these characters encounter are in their pants.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
The Watch is an utterly soulless, lazy, painfully dull affair. It is not a film. It is a product, and an awful one. This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Michael Sauter
Film Journal International
November 16, 2012
A talented cast shines brightly, but can't carry the weight of this under-inspired sci-fi frolic.
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
Chris Sawin
July 27, 2012
"The Watch" is so focused on making vulgar comments and developing in-depth vulgar conversations and situations that nothing else really feels like it was developed properly; the entire experience is equivalent to excruciating torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
August 2, 2012
The first half of this movie might make you laugh but it's very sloppy. I saw this a few months ago when it was a much better film called Attack the Block.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Top Critic
Guy Lodge
Time Out
August 21, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
August 9, 2012
It's amazing how much thought, effort and creative energy "The Watch" works into its script about human---and space-alien---crotches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Grae Drake
August 7, 2012
Cover Your Eyes
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
July 27, 2012
You can see what all concerned were going for here, and you can lament where they came up short (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 26, 2012
Piles on the shrill vulgarity but sticks with its toothless emotional lessons, leaving it with the worst of both worlds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
September 30, 2012
If the scenes between the four leads had been stronger, it might have been easier to overlook the film's structural and tonal weaknesses, but as it happens they only rescue it in dribs and drabs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 6, 2012
The fusion of high concept and lowbrow humor is initially amusing, but becomes unwieldy as the movie shifts into action mode and the explosions threaten to overwhelm the laugh lines.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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