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THE WATCH

 
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At Theaters: 7/27/2012 On Video: 11/13/2012
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 599936
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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The only things more dangerous than the threat facing the good citizens of suburban Glenview, are the four guys who've come together to save them. Meet the Neighborhood Watch: civic-minded Evan, fun-loving family guy Bob, tough-talking "wild card" Franklin and the looking-for-love divorcé Jamarcus.
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Comedy Sci-Fi - Like most of the work of stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill, this is a broad, silly, often crude comedy aimed at young adults, primarily males. Language, violence, and strong sex gags make this inappropriate for kids, even with the alien creature angle.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ben Stiller MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED, TOWER HEIST
Vince Vaughn THE DILEMMA, COUPLES RETREAT, FOUR CHRISTMASES
Jonah Hill 21 JUMP STREET, THE SITTER, MONEYBALL, MEGAMIND
Richard Ayoade GARTH MARENGHI'S FRIGHT KNIGHT
Rosemarie Dewitt RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
Director: Akiva Schaffer HOT ROD
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; over 30 S-words; 7 GD's; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity.
VIOLENCE: Fights with and bloody shootings of alien creatures.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol; some tobacco and marijuana.
ACTION: Chases, fights, gunplay.
COMEDY: Constant banter and wisecracks; crude sex gags; physical humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Below Average The Watch is a studio turd marinated in eau de skunk that stinks worse than week-old fish.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average 'The Watch' has lots of energy but not much inspiration.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 70 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
16
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
5
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
6
About 50/50
83%
30+Adults (M)
19
Fairly Low
68%
30+Adults (F)
18
Fairly High
83%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 70 moviegoers:
TEENS:Great reviews from the guys. Over half loved "The Watch." Half of the rest rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Only a small percentage rated it slightly on the low side, but certainly not bad. A couple of the females enjoyed it very much but most only rated it "Good/Average," which is a bit disappointing.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:All the males enjoyed it very much but just half the females rated it high. The remaining half rated it just average.
ADULTS:This is definitely a movie enjoyed most by younger males. Only about 20% of adult males loved "The Watch." Another 20% rated it above average. The remaining 60% were disappointed. The female reviews are somewhat better but not great. A full third loved it with several more rating it above average. Unfortunately, about half only rated it as "Good/Average," which is a bit disappointing.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Glenview, Ohio - United States - Planet Earth.

In this seemingly serene enclave and safe haven, Evan (Ben Stiller), Bob (Vince Vaughn), Franklin (Jonah Hill) and Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade) have decided to join forces to safeguard their community. In addition, they're enjoying some of the perks that come with being a "Watcher"… like drinking beer, shooting the shit, and just being guys.

Even with - or maybe because of - their spiffy new "Watch" jackets, which are emblazoned with fiery wings and a tiger head (don't ask), the not-so-fearsome foursome initially gets no respect from the residents they're supposedly looking out for. A group of kids plaster them with eggs, and the local cops think they're a joke: the Hardy Boys…only far less savvy.

But when the guys' patrol vehicle hits something that leaves behind a trail of green goo and a tentacle of some sort, and they find a strange, bowling ball-like device that emits a concentrated beam of energy - they realize that their little group has stumbled onto something bigger than a prowler on the loose.

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