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Watchmen Reviews

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David Keyes
August 31, 2016
A remarkable film, in many respects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jamie Russell
Radio Times
June 10, 2014
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
June 10, 2014
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.
Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies
June 10, 2014
I truly wanted to love Watchmen, but I never warmed up to it and ended up only liking it in parts.
Katherine Monk
June 10, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Knight
National Post
June 10, 2014
Snyder has done a good job of staying true to the source material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Stop Smiling
February 17, 2014
Outside of Haley's turn as Rorschach, the cast generally flounders on a raft of exposition-heavy words bobbing in an uncaring sea of ambitious visuals.
Simon Foster
July 16, 2013
Snyder's film is a breath-taking epic, a compelling thriller and an ensemble character piece, far beyond our expectations of the genre.
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
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 | Original Score: B+
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Tom Charity
April 14, 2013
Watchmen the movie provides ample evidence that more is more, but less might have been closer to Moore in spirit (that is, anarchic, witty and compelling).
Ali Gray
September 29, 2012
Everything in Watchmen matters: there are no small characters, no false leads, no flab.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
July 30, 2012
The fanboys who have seen the movie are raving about how faithful the film is to Alan Moore's vision - in fact, some have even suggested that what will annoy the notoriously testy writer the most is that the film actually improves on his ending...
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Laremy Legel
May 6, 2011
If you haven't read the source material I think you're going to dislike it even more than I did. So yeah, it's sort of bad news around here.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dave White
April 4, 2011
It's... not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 13, 2011
This is not just a great superhero film, it's an important political debate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Starnes
March 7, 2011
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 26, 2011
Hard to sit through, uneven but ambitious and inspired, and I don't want to see it again.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 5, 2010
A magnificent attempt at Alan Moore's saga and a moving working of art...
Simon Miraudo
October 27, 2010
The film is a ballsy, brainy, and thoroughly bloody examination of human nature, pop culture and 'the good old days' that never were.
| Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
October 6, 2010
Despite its flaws Watchmen is a stunning film that contains far more substance and intrigue than most comic book screen adaptations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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