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Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language.
Released on:
March 6, 2009 (wide & IMAX)  (IMAX)

Production Companies:
Lawrence Gordon Productions, DC Comics, Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros

Status: Released

Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Carla Gugino, Stephen McHattie, Matt Frewer

Director: Zack Snyder

Screenwriter: David Hayter, Alex Tse
Script: Graphic Novel Adaptation

Genre: Action, Superhero
About the film:
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, the film is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion -- a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers -- Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity...but who is watching the Watchmen?
Rated R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $55.21 mil. (3611 theaters) | Domestic Total: $107.51 mil.No. 1 Movie at the Box Office
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Midge – jwzSqCatAhXHphUBnoD
January 10, 2012 - 15:09
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Greg – England
June 03, 2009 - 00:44
Subject: Watchmen

This is by far my favorite film of the year so far. It's also one of my favorite films of all time. This is probably the first time in a long time when I've gone to see a film more than twice in the theatres. Director Zack Snyder is a true visionary who knows what he's doing. Having read the graphic novel, I can tell you that this definately stays true to the graphic novel. The casting in this movie was almost perfect especially with Jackie Earle Haley,
I don't think they could've gotten anyone better. I give this ****1/2 out of 5

julie – england
April 20, 2009 - 09:32
Subject: the watchmen

The worst film I have ever seen, a complete load of rubbish and waste of money. If you havent seen it not bother , you missed nothing and spared yourself of a boring load of nonsense. minus 10 //////