The Watcher | Full Movie

The Watcher
  • R
  • 1h 36m
  • 2000
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Keanu Reeves stars in The Watcher - an action-packed, "superbly crafted thriller that zooms along like a sinister video game of hunter and prey!" (Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper and the Movies) After years of pursuing psychotic killers in Los Angeles, FBI agent Joel Campbell (James Spader) wants out. And now his nemesis, serial killer David Allen Griffin (Reeves), has tracked him all the way to Chicago just to torment him. Before each murder, Griffin sends Campbell a photograph of his intended victim and dares him to find her before he strikes again. Now, with every tick of the clock, and amidst pulse-pounding action, this stone-cold killer turns up the heat. Co-starring Academy Award®-winner Marisa Tomei, this game of cat and mouse will have you gasping for breath from its first terrifying frame until its final explosive conclusion!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: The Watcher has Keanu Reeves cast against type, but the movie is short on thrills, suspense, and believability.
Reviews
Globe and Mail
Liam Lacey
Rotten

You can't buy Keanu as a sadist, but you do worry about the guys who wrote the screenplay.

June 17, 2017
Film.com
Robert Horton
Rotten

The thinking is, if faced with a dead sequence in the editing room, flood it with light, or break...

June 16, 2017
Dallas Morning News
Philip Wuntch
Fresh

A minor, but watchable, melodrama.

June 16, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Bruce Westbrook
Rotten

The Watcher is a numbingly familiar exercise in fear, disgorging regular doses of grisly violence...

June 16, 2017
New York Post
Jonathan Foreman
Rotten

A crass, mechanical attempt at a thriller that should have gone straight to video.

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Tired plot and disastrous casting.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a very violent movie about a serial killer who preys on vulnerable young women. It has some gory deaths and crime scenes. There is some strong language. Campbell abuses pharmaceutical drugs and another is skeptical about his ability to perform under their influence. It has sexual references, including references to adultery, strong language, smoking, and drinking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Slasher
  • Release Date:September 8, 2000
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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