Watchmen 2009

Watchmen

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Gritty and visually striking, Watchmen is a faithful adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel, but its complex narrative structure may make it difficult for it to appeal to viewers not already familiar with the source material.

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In an alternate 1985 America, costumed superheroes are part of everyday life. When one of his former comrades is murdered, masked vigilante Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) uncovers a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his retired associates, only one of which has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a far-reaching conspiracy involving their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the world's future.

Cast & Crew

Billy Crudup
Jon Osterman, Dr. Manhattan
Malin Akerman
Laurie Jupiter, Silk Spectre II
Jackie Earle Haley
Walter Kovacs, Rorschach
Matthew Goode
Adrian Veidt, Ozymandias
Patrick Wilson
Dan Dreiberg, Nite Owl II
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Edward Blake, The Comedian
Carla Gugino
Sally Jupiter, Silk Spectre
Laura Mennell
Janey Slater
David Hayter
Screenwriter
Alex Tse
Screenwriter
Herb Gains
Executive Producer
Thomas Tull
Executive Producer
Tyler Bates
Original Music
Larry Fong
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for Watchmen

All Critics (309) | Top Critics (63) | Fresh (200) | Rotten (109)

Audience Reviews for Watchmen

  • Aug 08, 2017
    A movie that is absolutely singular in its dreary vision of the inner lives of superheroes. Watchmen is intriguing in how character based it is. It rarely devolves into full on action film like many of its Marvel rivals. This means Watchmen is thoroughly atmospheric and grim, but never really exciting. It's highly stylized and undeniably interesting, but it is polarizing in its detached storytelling. By all means worth a watch, but hard to embrace. Rating: 63
    Bradley J Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2017
    Watchmen proves that Zack Snyder's gory and dark vision is continued on this film . The tone is quite advanced and complex to benefit the film but the somewhat confusing story gets in the way of the movie being a staple. Though this film is definitely a classic comic book movie that every comic book reader should watch.
    Tyler H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 05, 2016
    Dark and violent, Watchmen is a neo-noir science fiction superhero film that might satisfy the fans but the ridiculous theme and complex narrative made the film almost unbearable.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2016
    Big fan of slow-mo? Well this (and just about every other Zack Snyder film) will float your boat. There are some great scenes in this film; pity that Zack has almost no justifiable claim over any of them. But he sure does make them pictures look pretty. Hardly a reimagining, and least of all an inspired adaptation of Alan Moores classic story, but still probably his best work to date. And sadly, that isn't saying much.
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