The Watch Synopsis
During their weekly patrol, four ordinary guys uncover an extraterrestrial invasion in their town.
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By Michelle Orange
It's not that The Watch is terrible – it's not not terrible, but there are sufficient diversions and more punitive ways to spend your...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Reality aside, The Watch is harmless enough - and even occasionally humorous, in a riffy, sketch-comedy kind of way.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film is one long Costco joke - but the punch line is never all that funny.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
If this amateur justice league spent as much time analyzing clues as they did analyzing their junk, in every slang variation available in...
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By Scott Tobias
The Watch perks up when Ayoade's spacey line readings give it something unique and unexpected - otherwise, per Costco, audiences are buying...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn play the guys they always play in this sci-fi comedy misfire.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's another one of those loud, penis-obsessed bro farces, lazily written (by actor Seth Rogen, among others) and haphazardly directed.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Then there's the movie itself, which should be crazy, stupid fun but settles for just stupid.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As far as formulaic, empty and disappointing comedies go, The Watch is far from the worst. About every seven or eight minutes, perhaps a...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Every summer needs a super-turkey. So barring anything in the next 30 days that's the second coming of "Howard the Duck," the witless,...
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Even Space Aliens Love Costco...Fun & Very Funny....

By Alon Patterson
This one's short on plot but long on comedy. It hits the ground funny and stays there with comedic timing and gags only these guys can deliver. If you're looking for an adult comedy (without most of...

great movie, worthy of purchasing

By riotgrrl420
the entire is a string of **** jokes, awkward pauses, and ad lib. The bloopers and extended scenes must be gut busting if the movie this funny. Vaughn, Stiller, and Hill are hilarious and play on...

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By leovaca
Great movie ! A movie full of comedy, action, love and a little sex and words that we all use now a days.I recommend for adults of any age that want to laugh and are understandable or acceptable with...


By kkmoviekk
There were some incredibly hilarious moments, but this is probably one of those movies to catch when it comes on DVD. Vince Vaughn was funnier than usual, Richard Ayoade was hilarious, Jonah Hill had...

Fun comedy

By Movie_Buff_86
If you want to go out and catch a movie with some laughs, i suggest seeing "The Watch" with Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade. It is great when you go to a movie and you do not...

If you don't take things too seriously...GO!!

By karatchris
I really enjoyed this movie. I wasn't expecting much, after all, the premise sounds quite far fetched. However, after a slow start, I found myself liking the guys from the Watch, and was looking...

Awesome, Poker night movie

By Settle down there partner
I laughed at this movie more than I have laughed at a movie in a long time. My wife and I went with my brother and his wife, I got the "that's you and your poker buddies" look several times. A total...

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I knew this movie would be worth seeing and funny. I am a huge Ben Stiller fan and we go see any movie he is in. This movie was funnier than I had anticipated. Full of excellent one liners and had...

Funny but stupid

By robertbrass
If you want to see a mind numbing comedy then this is for you. I laughed a lot, but keep in mind it is a silly movie about the neighborhood watch saving a town from aliens. I definitely recommend it...

Should've been funnier

By senn1234
With this group of talented comedians, you'd think The Watch would be non-stop hilarity, right? Well, it's not. It definitely has it's moments but not enough of them to recommend this movie. Wait for...

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Rated R | For Some Strong Sexual Content, Sexual References, Pervasive Language and Violent Images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Aliens vs. potty-mouthed, sex-obsessed humans.
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