Starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Rosemary DeWitt, Billy Crudup, Will Forte
Inconsistent. Erratic. Funny.
The Watch is too inconsistent in tone to be a good film; too light on laughs. Ben Stiller plays an uptight Costco manager, who starts a neighborhood watch after one of his coworkers is murdered. To his agitation, the only people who sign up for his neighborhood watch are a trio of goofballs and weirdos: loudmouth Bob (Vaughn), maladjusted Franklin (Hill), and geeky Jamarcus (Ayoade). The watch soon find themselves to be in way over their heads when it looks like aliens are involved. This isn’t a horrible movie, and its cast is quite funny at times. I’m just not sure it’s a necessary viewing, and I strongly doubt anyone will choose to watch it twice.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-