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The Watch

By tt stern-enzi · July 25th, 2012 · Movie Previews
the_watch20th Century Fox

The simple premise of this suburban comedy — about a group of dads who form a neighborhood watch group to patrol their block, but soon discover an extraterrestrial menace threat far beyond their control — feels like a lazy opportunity for Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill to hang out and crack wise on the studio dime.

I realize that Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story was a bit of a hit, but it didn’t create a new adult dodgeball craze and I’m not holding my breath while waiting for the neighborhood watch to become the new hipster posse. Based on the past effort of director Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod, which is a terribly guilty pleasure, at best), I would like to issue a warning: Watch out! Now in theaters. (R) Not screened for review

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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