Watchmen Synopsis
After his former colleague is murdered, a masked vigilante probes a plot to destroy all superheroes.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Part conscious and part unconscious, Watchmen tells us of a world without hope and then makes us wonder if we're already living in it.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This movie will shake your windows and rattle your walls.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Even Watchmen fanatics may be doomed to a disappointment that results from trying to stay THIS faithful to a comic book.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The best moments in Watchmen, then, work as delirious music-videos.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Stumbles and sometimes falls on its top-heavy ambitions. But there are also flashes of visual brilliance and performances, especially from...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The most pleasant surprise in the movie adaptation of "Watchmen" is the pop-art fusion set off by placing superheroes in a "real" world....
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
In the canon of comic-book movies, it's not as campy bad as the "Batman" starring George Clooney, but nowhere near the caliber of the...
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40

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The director recycles some of the better effects from his gladiator epic "300"...and he's being so faithful to the work of comics artist...
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Elegance isn't Zack Snyder's bag; a certain sort of impact is. Watchmen establishes him as Hollywood's reigning master of psychic...
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Snyder and writers David Hayter and Alex Tse never find a reason for those unfamiliar with the graphic novel to care about any of this...
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WATCHMEN - A MUST SEE! GRADE: A

By MOVIES REVIEWER
I just attended the advance press preview of this R-rated 2hr 43mins comic-book/graphic novel movie-adaptation by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - superbly directed by Zack Snyder. I've read the...

True Essence?

By mister spock
The True Essence of this Movie......... Stick your finger up your rear and SMELL it!!!!...

Amazing

By lanaco
This is a great movie whether you know anything about "Watchmen" or not. It has everything and the cinematics of the entire movie look amazing. If you don't know anything about the graphic novel and...

WARNING! - FOR FANBOYS ONLY!

By AlexinHouston
If you weren't someone who appreciated the original graphic novel, do not watch this. You will not find this interesting, you will not enjoy all 2 hours and 45 minutes of it. This is not Batman or...

Very long but good movie!

By dlzeroentropy
I have read the graphic novel, and the movie stays very true to the novel, with much of the dialogue taken straight from the book. The ending is different, but I think it is one that translated...

WASTE OF MY TIME!!! AWFUL!!!

By Hazelsky13
Very rarely do I see a movie that I dislike so much that I not only walk out, but I actually sign up to post negative reviews about it to warn others. I love these types of movies and I sould have...

watchmen

By sikboy
i've only seen the online movie trailers and parts explaining the tech they used to make the movie. it looks amazing!! i read the book almost 5 times now (just finishing up the 5th time!), and this...

awesome

By watchmen828
my friends dad works for DC Comics and he got an instant free copy of Watchmen. i saw it and it was so good it was better han Titanic, The Dark Knight, and The Spirit combined. anyone who doesnt see...

Fantastic Adaptation of the Graphic Novel

By mcusanelli
I went to see an advanced screening of Watchmen last night with my buddy, and I was not disappointed. Having been a very big fan of the graphic novel, I had high hopes for this movie. All in all, it...

A well worth movie but does contain nudity and excessive violence that for some may be too OTT

By Dark_Chameleon
This is a long movie but for a scifi fan will be just enough as too many scifi's cut the movies down to that 90 minute rule and lose the best details. This Movie was good in allowing the stories for...

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Rated R | For strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Not a superhero movie; a dark, gory, complex morality tale.
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