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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A film packaged as pure product, aiming to snare the combined markets for loudmouth comics, sci-fi action and, er, Richard Ayoade - who, however seemingly misplaced, is the freshest thing here."
‑ Guy Lodge, Time Out
"What should have been at least Ghostbusters lite ends up sliming audiences with sloppy seconds."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The four leads are funny, separately and together."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
""The Watch" is a Dream Team in which no one's drawn up any plays and nobody passes the ball. Everybody just shoots and hopes for the best."
‑ Tim Grierson, Deadspin
"A talented cast shines brightly, but can't carry the weight of this under-inspired sci-fi frolic."
‑ Michael Sauter, Film Journal International
"It's a mash-up of blah buddy comedy and gross-out CGI monster splatter, with nary a laugh to be had."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
""The Watch" takes the same ethos of male bonding, obsession with sex and sardonic violence that has proved so profitable in recent years on yet another summer spin."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Rote, crass and worst of all, totally laugh-free, it inspires you to exact your own brand of vigilante justice."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"This lame sci-fi comedy was supposed to be for teens, but was re-written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to be aimed at adults. The result is a movie that doesn't work for either."
‑ Eric Melin,
"For a flabby 101-minute movie, the gag hit rate is alarmingly low."
‑ Andy Lea, Daily Star
"The Watch is a predictable and lazy comedy wrapped around a penis joke occasionally enlivened with some funny lines."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Improvisation is definitely The Watch-word, with Vaughn and Hill in particular winging just about every line they speak - most of them filthy, few of them funny."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Light entertainment at its lightest, The Watch does at least elicit some laughs."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"Bland and juvenile, with little thought, humour, or imagination. It actually endorses its posse of puerile nobodies as noble, ass-kicking Americans."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Aims for ridiculous comedy, hits "ridiculous""
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
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