The Watcher Synopsis
An FBI agent (James Spader) comes out of hiding to catch a serial killer (Keanu Reeves).
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Has its compelling moments, and its playfully inventive ones, too.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The actors cannot be faulted. They bring more to the story than it really deserves.
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50

USA Today

By Andy Seiler
It's still the same sick story. Even the small touches seem stale.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Reeves is a stiff dancer and he delivers his lines in a full leather jacket monotone.
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41

Mr. Showbiz

By Cody Clark
The satisfaction of watching it essentially boils down to seeing whether or not Reeves can pull it off.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Sluggish and preposterous, full of violence and cliches.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Isn't even worth a glance.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
A hodgepodge of half-baked visual styles can't disguise the fact that this dismal thriller is all situation and no story.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The movie is paint-by-numbers with several numbers skipped.
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The picture's real interest lies in detailing the villain's sadistic crimes, though, and this is rarely fun or edifying to watch.
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Rated R | For Violence and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Tired plot and disastrous casting.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF