• 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: Adventure , Action , Fantasy

Production Co: Lawrence Gordon Productions, Lloyd Levin

Distributors: Warner Bros.

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Elegance isn't Zack Snyder's bag; a certain sort of impact is. Watchmen establishes him as Hollywood's reigning master of psychic suffocation. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    This movie will shake your windows and rattle your walls. show more

  • 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

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