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The Watch

comedy


Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade experience a close encounter of the funniest kind in this hilarious, no-holds-barred comedy thatll keep you laughing til the cows...explode! Theres trouble brewing in Glenview, Ohio

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    17%
  • Audience Score
    40%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    17%
    reviews counted: 20
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  • Audience

    40%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Imagine Attack the Block, only set in America. With a mostly middle-aged cast. And not funny. Or exciting.

- Alonso Duralde, TheWrap, Thursday, July 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, Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fresh: Some of the phallic jokes work, others are really lame. Fortunately there are many other funny bits that have nothing to do with body parts that keep the laughs coming.

- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, July 26, 2012

Audience Reviews

2 stars

I admittedly have not watched very many panned movies over the years for good reason, but my fianc wanted to see this and I fought to not waste our money on it in theaters and wait for DVD based on the horrendous reviews. I'm glad I won that battle because this is the worst movie I have seen in awhile. Awful raunchy and vulgar jokes at every turn, a nonsensical story that is only there to further serve the raunchiness, and the biggest problem: It wastes a fantastic cast. The only positive is the decent creature effects, but again they are wasted. I will admit that there's a lot more gory horror elements in this than I was expecting based on previews and it caught me off guard quite a bit. I'm sure mainstream audiences expecting a straight raunchy comedy like The Hangover will be incredibly turned off. I can't recommend this filth to anyone.

- jlewis07, Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2 stars

I admittedly have not watched very many panned movies over the years for good reason, but my fianc wanted to see this and I fought to not waste our money on it in theaters and wait for DVD based on the horrendous reviews. I'm glad I won that battle because this is the worst movie I have seen in awhile. Awful raunchy and vulgar jokes at every turn, a nonsensical story that is only there to further serve the raunchiness, and the biggest problem: It wastes a fantastic cast. The only positive is the decent creature effects, but again they are wasted. I will admit that there's a lot more gory horror elements in this than I was expecting based on previews and it caught me off guard quite a bit. I'm sure mainstream audiences expecting a straight raunchy comedy like The Hangover will be incredibly turned off. I can't recommend this filth to anyone.

- jlewis07, Tuesday, December 11, 2012

1 star

I gotta say, you see a movie with Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, and Jonah Hill you think it would be awesome. Instead, you get "The Watch" a very uneven sci-fi/comedy/action movie that doesn't work. It's about four guys who form a neighborhood watch after a murder in their town. But they quickly find out it wasn't a person who did the murdering, it was an alien. So now they have to fight aliens to save their town. First the good, Vaughn is awesome and plays pretty much the same character he did in "Old School". Mouthy, quick witted, and just comes off as a cool jerk. Also, there is an awesome cameo by R. Lee Emry, which is the absolute highlight of the movie and makes it worth a watch. However, after the Emry scene it goes way downhill, and you will probably fall asleep(took me two nights to get through this). The first half of the movie is good and very funny. Then I don't know what happened but it just gets stupid and incoherent. It may work for some people and that's fine, but it didn't work for me. I was pretty disappointed.

- fb100000145236770, Saturday, November 17, 2012