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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Jackie Earle Haley
Patrick Wilson
Billy Crudup
Malin Akerman
Matthew Goode
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Carla Gugino
Matt Frewer
Directors
Zack Snyder
Screenwriters
David Hayter
Alex Tse
Running Time
162 minutes

Watchmen
It’s the Magnolia of superhero movies. Sort of


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Watchmen

Plot
It’s 1985 in an alternative USA of rundown streets, drained resources and imminent war with the Russians. Superheroes have been outlawed and are getting bumped off. Not a good time for the Watchmen to reunite?


Verdict
Okay, it isn’t the graphic novel, but Zack Snyder clearly gives a toss, creating a smart, stylish, decent adaptation, if low on accessibility for the non-convert.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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