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The Watch

Neighborhood Watch
  • 2012
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Akiva Schaffer
  • Written by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade
  • UK release: 29 August 2012
  • Website: JoinTheWatch.com

When a colleague is mysteriously killed, suburban Costco manager Evan (Stiller) cobbles a bunch of misfits (Hill, Vaughn, Ayoade) into a neighbourhood watch; but it seems that the culprits aren’t from the neighbourhood. A slavishly formulaic crowd-pleaser that works, thanks to an uproarious script and an on-form ensemble.

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The Watch

14 Aug 20123 stars

Unabashed crowd-pleaser triumphs thanks to uproarious script by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Akiva Schaffer’s comedy sees nosey neighbours morph into a force to be reckoned with, as a gang of suburban misfits go from investigating a murder to thwarting an alien invasion. After a colleague is killed in bizarre circumstances, proud resident…

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