• The Watch (2012)

The Watch

Release Date: July 27th, 2012

DVD Release Date: November 13th, 2012

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

In Glenview, Ohio, four pals -- Evan (Ben Stiller), Bob (Vince Vaughn), Franklin (Jonah Hill) and Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade) -- form a neighborhood watch group. Armed with flashlights, walkie-talkies and spiffy new jackets, the guys try to take their mission seriously, even if they spend a little time goofing off now and then. But when they discover aliens living among them, and no one believes their story, they learn that they have to kick things up a notch to save the world from annihilation.

Cast: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt, Will Forte, Doug Jones, R. Lee Ermey

Director: Akiva Schaffer

Genres: Science fiction , Comedy

Production Co: 21 Laps Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Rescue , Madcap , 2010s , Father , Wife , Amusing , Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 40
    Scott TobiasNPR

    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

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