• Watchmen (2009)


Release Date: March 6th, 2009

DVD Release Date: July 21st, 2009

R |2 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

In an alternate 1985 America, costumed superheroes are part of everyday life. When one of his former comrades is murdered, masked vigilante Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) uncovers a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his retired associates, only one of which has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a far-reaching conspiracy involving their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the world's future.

Cast: Billy Crudup, Malin Akerman, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Patrick Wilson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer

Director: Zack Snyder

Genres: Fantasy , Action , Adventure

Production Co: Lawrence Gordon Productions, Lloyd Levin

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Doctor, Melodramatic, Suspenseful, Mother, Murder, New York City, Quest, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    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 nonsense. And it is nonsense. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It's a compelling visceral film -- sound, images and characters combined into a decidedly odd visual experience that evokes the feel of a graphic novel. It seems charged from within by its power as a fable; we sense it’s not interested in a plot so much as with the dilemma of functioning in a world losing hope. show more

  • 40
    Bob MondelloNPR

    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 Dave Gibbons that he might as well have used the graphic novel's illustrations as a storyboard. show more

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