Metacritic Movie Ratings
Watchmen Reviews

3.0

56

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Even Watchmen fanatics may be doomed to a disappointment that results from trying to stay THIS faithful to a comic book.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    In the canon of comic-book movies, it's not as campy bad as the "Batman" starring George Clooney, but nowhere near the caliber of the Spider-Man movies or "The Dark Knight." It may have more style, but it's only a jot more entertaining than "Catwoman."

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  • 20

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Elegance isn't Zack Snyder's bag; a certain sort of impact is. Watchmen establishes him as Hollywood's reigning master of psychic suffocation.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    Snyder and writers David Hayter and Alex Tse never find a reason for those unfamiliar with the graphic novel to care about any of this nonsense. And it is nonsense.

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