Game of Thrones - Season 4, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Watchers on the Wall



Critic Consensus: While "The Watchers of the Wall" lacks the emotional punch of previous episodes this season, it succeeds as an action-packed hour with cinema-worthy visuals.

Episode Info

The Night's Watch are confronted with the most dangerous challenge to Castle Black ever seen, as Wildlings attack the ancient fortress from both sides of the Wall.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Joseph Gatt
as Thenn Warg
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Ian Whyte
as Giant
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Neil Fingleton
as Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
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Critic reviews for The Watchers on the Wall

This was bravura cinema-on-TV, a production on a scale that would have been unimaginable in the medium just a few years ago.

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Watchers on the Wall" delivered all the dopamine-soaked CGI thrills of a $200 million summer blockbuster in half the time.

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Holy god. If you watched it on HBO GO, you're really cheating yourself out of an experience. Those giants! Those mammoths!

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

By my estimate, what sets Game of Thrones apart from its fantasy counterparts are the characters. It has the requisite mythology and epic scale for this genre, but it excels in delivering characters that are nuanced

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Even as we are hungry for a resolution, we still got one more episode left with A LOT of loose ends to tie up. One more episode in what has been a pretty outstanding season, Crows. See you then.

June 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Apart from the impressive action, "Watchers" also admirably registers all its key moments both big and small.

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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