Box art for Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)

Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)

action & adventure, foreign, horror, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


Set in contemporary Moscow, the film uncovers the other-world battle that upholds a 1000-year-old truce between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    58%
  • Audience Score
    72%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: What a rabid beast is Night Watch. What a pungent Russian fantasy-horror cheeseathon.

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, March 3, 2006

Fresh: ...better than most of our domestic product...

- Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: uses fantasy, horror and gobsmacking special effects to explore the greyer areas of contemporary life.

- Anton Bitel, Eye for Film, Saturday, October 18, 2008

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Such a weird movie and almost incomprehensible at times, but that's kind've why it gets good after a while. The comedy is just sort of odd and everyone acts really animated and lively, it seemed like there was a style emerging. I think this movie is just so bloated and out of control that there was no way to make it easy for someone to grasp. There's a lot of mythology and prior knowledge that seems to be necessary before watching.

- ythelastman89, Sunday, August 29, 2010

3 stars

A Russian modern-day vampire film, very stylized and similar to Blade. There was a war between two sets of vampires centuries ago, and they made a truce with each other. Now in modern day Moscow, these two groups monitor each other for adherence to the truce. That's the general story. There is also a specific story about Anton, who is an "Other". This film had its moments, but I guess I'm a traditional vampire kinda girl. Plus, this got confusing towards the end of who was what and what they were doing. And who knew that a film about vampires could turn into a support message for the Pro-Life cause.

- webalina, Monday, August 2, 2010

1 star

Lame. I only the soul transferring part.

- 3niR, Tuesday, June 8, 2010