The Watchers (2024)

102 mins
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The feature debut from Ishana Night Shyamalan, adapting the novel by AM Shine, and starring Dakota Fanning as a 28-year-old... More

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The Watchers (2024) | Ratings & Reviews

"More promising than good."


"Its framework may feel inherited, but its mood is its own and it’s filled with new, unexpected ideas."


"It’s more functional than fully formed."


"Goes from intriguing to absurd."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"It’s No Exit reimagined as an escape room, and you’re stuck with your crazy aunt."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"A decent supernatural flick."

Black Girl NerdsBlack Girl Nerds

"(A) suspense-free horror debut."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Unlike the foursome at the centre of it... you can always get up and leave."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Clearly a first film, with the promise and the problems that come with it."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Blends folklore with horror movie tropes for a pedestrian attempt at scares."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Hints of interesting ideas... lore-ish hokum, and some concussively literal-minded dialogue."

Financial TimesFinancial Times

"Muddled and incoherent."

The TimesThe Times

"Lots of ambition but little finesse."

"Shyamalan 2.0 is shaping up to be an elegant filmmaker whose storytelling could use more torque."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"The pacing’s a trudge."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"As mid-list horror goes, perfectly fine."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Shyamalan gets too caught up in mythological exposition to instill any tension or scares."

Bloody DisgustingBloody Disgusting

"Pacing is a conspicuous problem."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Between the clunky narrative and the Interesting Shots, you feel defeated by both show and tell."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Ishana Night Shyamalan has big things ahead of her, hopefully including some storytelling lessons."

We Got This CoveredWe Got This Covered

"Ultimately, I liked the concept... more than the final product."

Film ThreatFilm Threat

The Watchers (2024) | Details

M, Supernatural themes
Horror, Thriller
Country of origin

The Watchers (2024) | Trailers