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The Watcher [HD DVD] [2001] [US Import]


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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000OHZL12
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 162,808 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By H. Trivass on 29 Jan. 2003
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I always like films where a typecast actor breaks free of their stereotyped roles!!
Well, this is one of the best!!!
Keanu Reeves is brilliant as the psychotic woman killer, who watches his intended victims, getting to know their routine so he knows when they are most vunrable. Then he photo's the woman and sends it to the police telling them they have 24 hours to find the woman before he kills her with piano wire!! (nice!!) The cop in charge of the case (James Spader) has been trying to catch this killer for a long time (he killed his g/friend in the past) so there is a lot of personal anger and revenge boiling inside him!
The cool thing about this film is that the "bad guy" is a major character who you get to meet fairly early on and see him quite a lot (unlike seven where the "bad guy" isn't seen at all until right near the end of the film. The murders in this film are obvious without being graphic (hence the reason it is only a 15 rated film) but it plays more on the suspense and build-up to each murder to get its fear factor!
This is an intelligent film, although the ending is fairly predictable (e.g. the bad guy loses) but the way it ends was very exciting!!!
Another good thing about this film is the relationship between the character played Keanu and James. It is intense and believable and you really start to wonder who really has the upper hand and who really is in charge! they have some electrifing scenes together!
Overall this is a brilliant film, superbly acted (great casting!) and masterfully directed to keep your attention!
A real "sit up and take notice" type of film!
A must see!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Roselady64 on 25 Dec. 2003
Format: DVD
This has got to be the best thriller in quite some time and a great excuse to order a pizza and kick back and forget about the world for a couple of hours. Keanu Reeves is at once chilling and devilishly charming (the scene where he persuades his next victim, the young homeless girl to dance with him is a case in point... that smile is amazing). Mr Reeves has his critics but I honestly think that this movie should make them re think their views. His performance is very difficult to shake off and stays with you long, long after the movie has finished. James Spader is also excellent as the cop faced with catching a serial killer who has made the case very personal. In short then, excellent wee film and excellent cast who all play off each other so well you forget you're watching a movie. As I said, grab a pizza, switch the lights off and settle back to enjoy what has to be one of the best thrillers in recent years.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Fay Jessop on 31 May 2006
Format: DVD
"The Watcher" is a highly stylised, slickly directed film, which, at an hour and a half seems rather short. However, what you get in that ninety minutes more than justifies the cost of the DVD. Spader and Reeves both give electrifying performances, and it is their onscreen chemistry that carries the movie.

Spader's migraine suffering, burned out, vulnerable ex FBI man Joel Campbell plays wonderfully; he gives the part a depth that would be all too easy to miss had another actor been cast. He is the basket case to Reeves' in-control killer.

Reeves, as serial killer David Allen Griffin shows he can act in this film - it's a radical departure from the Neo/Ted Logan characters, and I haven't seen him in anything this good since "Permanent Record". He is the ice cold killer with an amiable side, and it works.

To be honest, the murders in this film are secondary to the intriguing relationship between killer and cop, and that's what really drives this film. Spader's brilliantly enigmatic "Yeah, I notice you," halfway through the film, in response to Reeves' leading question speak volumes about where your attention should lie. This is essentially a film about the relationship between these two characters, and it is well worth watching for the sheer screen presence of the two Hollywood heavyweights. Excellent stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Radiant Rose on 7 Feb. 2012
Format: DVD
I'm not saying that you should switch channels if this comes on TV. I am just saying that I didn't like it. I know there are some people who completely disagree. My feeling is that the problems were caused by the script, so I blame the director for not picking a better script. Most of the acting is good, although I am not sure about Keanu.

I like the basic idea of a central character who overcomes serious health problems. And when the scene when Joel (James Spader) is suffering from a migraine is harrowing and convincing. And the make-up artists are to be congratulated on making Joel look so pale and haggard. He seems at least a decade older than Keanu's character, although the real age gap between the actors is less than half that.

But then the serial killer Joel is chasing comes back into his life, and it is as he had never been ill. Compare this to the TV series "Monk", where the central character solves crimes although his mental health problems never go away.

I am unconvinced by the argument that Joel needed to pursue the serial killer who killed the love of his life in order to give his life meaning. This seems to be a shallow attempt to make the story seem more deep. If anything, he needed the love of his life.

I am not a fan of films where women do not fight back or who (like Marisa Tomei's character) need to be rescued by a man. The nearest any of the women get to fighting back is the woman who hits her attacker with a large radio-cassette player. It must be the only music player in the world made from papier mâché. It fails to stop him for a single moment. I've been hit in the face with a human hand, and there was a lump above my eye. Keanu's character doesn't even bruise.
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