The Watch

Genre:  Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: July 27, 2012
DVD: November 13, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 2.83
based on 170 votes and 53 reviews
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Cast: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Rosemarie DeWitt, Nicholas Braun, Doug Jones, Billy Crudup, Richard Ayoade


Evan Trautwig (Ben Stiller) is an active member of the small town of Glenview and the senior manager at the local Costco. One night when a Costco security guard is murdered, Evan decides to form a Neighborhood Watch and makes it his duty to protect his community. Unfortunately, Evan is only able to recruit three members: construction worker Bob (Vince Vaughn), high school dropout Franklin (Jonah Hill), and recently divorced Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade).

Together, this group of overworked, exhausted suburban fathers uses the neighborhood watch as a way to escape their families and get in some male bonding time. However, while on duty one night, the Watch discovers a highly dangerous metallic orb and deduces that they are in for a real alien invasion. The men are then forced to protect their neighborhood, and themselves, against these dangerous extraterrestrial creatures.

Director: Akiva Schaffer
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Shawn Levy, Tom McNulty
Screenplay: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
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  • 2 stars "It was good a little dumb but it had it's funny moments"
  • 5 stars "movie was super enetertaining and funny, only thing the ending could of been better"
  • 4 stars "I thought this was a cool movie, and funny too!"