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The Watch

  18A HD Closed Captioning

Akiva Schaffer

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Plot Summary

Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade take male bonding to hilarious new heights in this outrageous, no-holds-barred comedy that gets funnier every time you watch! There's trouble brewing in peaceful Glenview, Ohio. That's why four civic-minded citizens, armed with flashlights, walkie-talkies and spiffy new jackets, have teamed up to safeguard their community. But the guys find more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien plot to destroy Earth, and now these bumbling heroes are Glenview's only chance to save the neighbourhood — and the world — from annihilation!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 154
  • Fresh: 26
  • Rotten: 128
  • Average Rating: 4.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: What should have been at least Ghostbusters lite ends up sliming audiences with sloppy seconds. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Jul 27, 2012

Rotten: The "action" scenes come across as brief, noisy periods of rest from the lame comedy, which counts for something, if not quite what the filmmakers intended. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jul 26, 2012

Rotten: "The Watch" takes the same ethos of male bonding, obsession with sex and sardonic violence that has proved so profitable in recent years on yet another summer spin. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Jul 26, 2012

Rotten: Really, wait for it on cable. At least then you'll be able to change the channel. – Tom Long, Detroit News, Jul 26, 2012

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Customer Reviews


I found it good! You just have to watch it when youre tired and its gonna be sick!

Very poor

Not only is the content terrible, but the structure and writing doesn't redeem it at all. The actors are clearly struggling to find anything of value in the script but are unable to.

If you are quite drunk, and not watching with anyone with any standards, you may find a few laughs. There is nothing truly funny and not a hint of substance to be found.


Not funny and not worth renting or buying. DUMB MOVIE

The Watch
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2012

Customer Ratings