The Watch

The Watch

The Watch

Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and The IT Crowd's Richard Ayoade star in this suburban sci-fi comedy about four family men that form a neighbourhood watch in order to get time away from their families, only to discover a plot to destroy the Earth. Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express), from the director of Hot Rod.

2012Rating: MA15+, for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and viollent images102 minsUSA
ComedyScience Fiction
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Reviews & comments

PATCHY COMEDY

Not science fiction.

2.0
0

Funny

I liked it, good movie.

4.0
0

The Hangover with aliens.

Male bonding buddy bla bla nothing new. Typical American style, pretty much like "The Hangover" but even less interesting.

2.0
0

The 'maybe' Watch

The Watch The usual aliens invading earth scenario, however made a little more silly, and real. More real than 'Mars Attacks' an 'Iron Sky' but that's not hard, an tad sillier than 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'. If you like IT Crowd Richard Ayoade, he plays a good role, and others play themselves pretty much. Genre : horror, comedy, open honesty...

3.0
0

Pretty Much What You Would Expect...

Stiller, Vaughn, Hill and Ayoade all play to form - you've seen them play these roles before, what makes this film kind of work is seeing these comedy personas on screen together. If you leave any expectation of serious plot or sophisticated humour at the door then you will probably get a few laughs out of this silly sci-fi romp.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A lowbrow, lame-brained mash-up of buddies-on-patrol comedy and sci-fi actioner.

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

If you can ignore the disturbing parallels with recent events, this middle-aged, Middle-American Attack The Block raises a laugh.

3.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

You're unlikely to laugh much, and you may get an unexpected case of the non-art-imitates-bad-life creeps.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Directed by Akiva Schaffer from a screenplay by Jared Stern, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the movie clumsily juggles two loosely connected concepts.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

1.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Then there's the movie itself, which should be crazy, stupid fun but settles for just stupid.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A career low for everyone involved.

1.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Lacking the bite of 'Attack The Block', Stiller and co. are happy to fall back on their usual shtick, with director Schaffer providing barely enough juice to power the laughs.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A lowbrow, lame-brained mash-up of buddies-on-patrol comedy and sci-fi actioner.

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

If you can ignore the disturbing parallels with recent events, this middle-aged, Middle-American Attack The Block raises a laugh.

3.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

You're unlikely to laugh much, and you may get an unexpected case of the non-art-imitates-bad-life creeps.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Directed by Akiva Schaffer from a screenplay by Jared Stern, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the movie clumsily juggles two loosely connected concepts.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

1.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Then there's the movie itself, which should be crazy, stupid fun but settles for just stupid.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A career low for everyone involved.

1.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Lacking the bite of 'Attack The Block', Stiller and co. are happy to fall back on their usual shtick, with director Schaffer providing barely enough juice to power the laughs.

2.0
0

PATCHY COMEDY

Not science fiction.

2.0
0

Funny

I liked it, good movie.

4.0
0

The Hangover with aliens.

Male bonding buddy bla bla nothing new. Typical American style, pretty much like "The Hangover" but even less interesting.

2.0
0

The 'maybe' Watch

The Watch The usual aliens invading earth scenario, however made a little more silly, and real. More real than 'Mars Attacks' an 'Iron Sky' but that's not hard, an tad sillier than 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'. If you like IT Crowd Richard Ayoade, he plays a good role, and others play themselves pretty much. Genre : horror, comedy, open honesty...

3.0
0

Pretty Much What You Would Expect...

Stiller, Vaughn, Hill and Ayoade all play to form - you've seen them play these roles before, what makes this film kind of work is seeing these comedy personas on screen together. If you leave any expectation of serious plot or sophisticated humour at the door then you will probably get a few laughs out of this silly sci-fi romp.

3.0
0