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      Watchmen

      2009, Action/Adventure, 2h 43m

      311 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      Gritty and visually striking, Watchmen is a faithful adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel, but its complex narrative structure may make it difficult for it to appeal to viewers not already familiar with the source material. Read critic reviews

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      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.

      • Rating: R (Nudity|Language|Sexuality|Strong Graphic Violence)

      • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Zack Snyder

      • Producer: Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Deborah Snyder

      • Writer: David Hayter, Alex Tse

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $107.5M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Warner Bros.

      • Production Co: Lawrence Gordon Productions, Lloyd Levin

      Cast & Crew

      Billy Crudup
      Malin Akerman
      Jackie Earle Haley
      Matthew Goode
      Patrick Wilson
      Jeffrey Dean Morgan
      Carla Gugino
      Laura Mennell
      Rob LaBelle
      Robert Wisden
      Gary Houston
      James M. Connor
      Mary Ann Burger
      Jerry Wasserman
      Don Thompson
      Frank Novak
      David Hayter
      Alex Tse
      Herb Gains
      Thomas Tull
      Tyler Bates
      Larry Fong
      William Hoy
      Alex McDowell
      Michael Wilkinson
      Francois Audouy
      Helen Jarvis
      Jim Erickson

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      • Aug 08, 2017

        A movie that is absolutely singular in its dreary vision of the inner lives of superheroes. Watchmen is intriguing in how character based it is. It rarely devolves into full on action film like many of its Marvel rivals. This means Watchmen is thoroughly atmospheric and grim, but never really exciting. It's highly stylized and undeniably interesting, but it is polarizing in its detached storytelling. By all means worth a watch, but hard to embrace. Rating: 63

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      • Feb 21, 2017

        Watchmen proves that Zack Snyder's gory and dark vision is continued on this film . The tone is quite advanced and complex to benefit the film but the somewhat confusing story gets in the way of the movie being a staple. Though this film is definitely a classic comic book movie that every comic book reader should watch.

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      • Jul 05, 2016

        Dark and violent, Watchmen is a neo-noir science fiction superhero film that might satisfy the fans but the ridiculous theme and complex narrative made the film almost unbearable.

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      • Apr 29, 2016

        Big fan of slow-mo? Well this (and just about every other Zack Snyder film) will float your boat. There are some great scenes in this film; pity that Zack has almost no justifiable claim over any of them. But he sure does make them pictures look pretty. Hardly a reimagining, and least of all an inspired adaptation of Alan Moores classic story, but still probably his best work to date. And sadly, that isn't saying much.

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