A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, "Watchmen" is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the Doomsday Clock--which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union--moves closer to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the outlawed but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion--a disbanded group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers--Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity...but who is watching the Watchmen?

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Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

926 Ratings

926 Ratings

64% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.3/10
  • Fresh 193
  • Rotten 107

Critics Consensus: 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.

18+ COMMON SENSE

Not a superhero movie; a dark, gory, complex morality tale.

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Studio
Warner Bros.
Released
Copyright
© WATCHMEN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics. Smiley Logo: TM The Smiley Company 2009 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Paramount Pictures Corporation and Legendary Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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