Night Watch Synopsis
Delicate balance between forces of light & dark is jeopardized by the arrival of a powerful "Other."
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A contemporary Russian movie that you could honestly call revolutionary, more for its style than its politics.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's also the first apocalypse-minded franchise that's earned its downbeat mood. The action, for starters, is post-Cold War,...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A wildly entertaining fantasy thriller that propels Russian cinema into the 21st century.
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75

New York Post

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Night Watch may be derivative of American movies, but when our ideas ooze out of the dank Russian filter they're weirder, crazier, grimier.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Although a voice-over prologue rumbles ominously in English, most of Night Watch is in the mother tongue, but even the subtitles do weird...
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Although this first chapter in a three-part tale is inevitably overburdened with back story, it ends on one hell of a cliff-hanger.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film's mythology is a bit dodgy, and the dialogue is standard issue, but the over-the-top action sequences are occasionally fun, if...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Everything today's young audiences are conditioned to want: incessant noise, jumpy editing, torrential music, shallow, overblown characters...
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Frankly, after watching writer-director Timur Bekmambetov's grim fantasy - the first leg of a trilogy adapted from the sci-fi novels of...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A fractious fiasco: whiplash camera movement set to raging blasts of death metal, a story so incoherent it made me wish I was watching,...
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Rated R | For strong violence, disturbing images and language