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Based on 35 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 41 )
  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Then there's the movie itself, which should be crazy, stupid fun but settles for just stupid. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    As far as formulaic, empty and disappointing comedies go, The Watch is far from the worst. About every seven or eight minutes, perhaps a dozen times over the course of the picture, the movie generates a medium-size laugh. Not a big laugh. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film is one long Costco joke - but the punch line is never all that funny. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Reality aside, The Watch is harmless enough - and even occasionally humorous, in a riffy, sketch-comedy kind of way. show more

  • NA
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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, completely terrible "comedy" now called The Watch should win hands-down. show more

  • 40
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn play the guys they always play in this sci-fi comedy misfire. show more

  • 40
    Scott Tobias NPR

    The Watch perks up when Ayoade's spacey line readings give it something unique and unexpected - otherwise, per Costco, audiences are buying their generic sci-fi comedy in bulk. show more

  • 55
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    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 evening – but that it's one of those smoke bomb comedies that seems to disappear even while you're watching, leaving no trace of itself behind. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's so determined to be crude, vulgar and offensive that after a while I grew weary. Abbott and Costello used to knock out funnier movies on this exact intellectual plane without using a single F, S, C, P or A word. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It sticks in the craw. The whole movie does. show more

  • March 29, 2013 kb9jrt
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    Plot was unoriginal, and unimaginitive. Several well-known actors and several girls with \"lack of adequate covering\" is what made this movie possible. It sure wasn\'t the story or plot line. Wasted $1.29 at the Redbox.

  • January 04, 2013 sm00000000134753
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    This is a great movie for young adults. I thought it was hilarious and it had a good choice of actors. Couldn\'t stop laughing. I bought the DVD for sure.

  • December 26, 2012 onexgrandma
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    Not worth the $1.29 I paid to rent it.

  • December 08, 2012 qu00000000134022
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    DONT listen to the idiots who say this is a bad movie. Its i dont really like many comedy\'s,, but this was the SH^T

  • December 06, 2012 hrinternational1
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    A nice escape from reality.

  • November 23, 2012 di00000000132450
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    Crudely Comical ..Great straightforward blend of Sci fi/Comedy..You\'ll laugh..

  • November 21, 2012 vl00000000132211
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    Retarded waste of time! Only best part is when they are in Costco but the scene is not funny, just the fact they are in Costco is cool to see in a film. Do not even bother to get this on DVD.

  • August 30, 2012 magiread
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    Funny, but not as funny as Ted!

  • August 18, 2012 cgagnon236
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    Why does Hollywood continue producing this garbage? Shame on you Ben Stiller. And you, Vince Vaughan, your funny days are over!

  • August 13, 2012 mieboys
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    it was pretty funny but it was a little stuipd beacause of the aliens

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