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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ben Stiller
Vince Vaughn
Richard Ayoade
Rosemarie DeWitt
Jonah Hill
Directors
Akiva Schaffer
Screenwriters
Seth Rogen
Evan Goldberg
Running Time
102 minutes

The Watch
Slack The Block


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Plot
Uptight suburbanite Evan Troutwig (Stiller) forms a Neighbourhood Watch scheme when one of his Costco employees is murdered. While hardly attracting the cream of the local crop, his rag-tag team will have to shape up fast when they discover an alien threat to their quiet town...


Verdict
Lacking the bite of Attack The Block, Stiller and co. are happy to fall back on their usual shtick, with director Schaffer providing barely enough juice to power the laughs.


Reviewed by William Thomas

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