The Watcher Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 21206

Average Rating: 2/4

# of Ratings: 34

Theatrical Release Date: 09/08/2000

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Mystery

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Joe Charbanic

Actors: James Spader, Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei, Ernie Hudson, Chris Ellis, Robert Cicchini

Plot: Joel Campbell (James Spader) is a police detective who has recently relocated to Chicago after spending years trying to track down a serial killer who has been terrorizing Los Angeles. After putting on hold his murderous activities David Allen Griffin (Keanu Reeves), he has started murdering young women again and send clues to Campbell. Urging Campbell to save them while he still can. -- filmfan09

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Disappointing routine serial killer-thriller

filmfan09 - wrote on 04/22/2009

THE WATCHER suffers from its tired plot and bad casting. Keanu Reeves as the serial killer fails to convey any sense of menace or evil. He is totally unconvincing as the villain. I thought him and James Spader should have switched roles. Maybe then the movie would have been much more effective, with Reeves as the damaged cop and Spader the obsessive killer. Also starring is Marisa Tomei, she is onscreen long enough to show us how much she can do. I knew from the beginning that she would be a potential victim.

This movie is just yet another predictable and tedious Psychological Thriller/Serial Killer film with nothing much to distinguish it from the rest. The film doesn't have any real tension, thrills or believability. I'm getting sick and tired of theses films lacking of originality …

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