Night Watch (2006) Movie Review


Night Watch (2006)

2006 | R | Thriller, Action, Fantasy
114 minutes /

User Score: 70/100

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Night Watch Review


A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.

Night Watch (2004) is directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted (2008), Day Watch (2006)) and is a fantasy thriller film set in Moscow. This film has an estimated movie budget of $4.2 million, and it shows in some of the costume designs and visual effects.

Night Watch revolves around Anton (Konstantin Khabenskiy) who joins a group of agents who keep the dark "Others" with supernatural powers in a kind of equilibrium. A balance must always remain between the Day Watch and the Night Watch, that is how they refer to keeping the balance between the two parties similar to the Ying and Yang.

Night Watch features some amazing visual effects and costume designs with an interesting story that tries to blend action and lore. The action and lore combine well, but towards the end of the film, it becomes a little tedious and feels like it was overdrawn out. The surprising twist felt like it should have been over with a few minutes before the ending. I would have liked to have seen a little more of the lore in the time instead. I would have given this film a high six but rounded it up to seven instead.

About Night Watch 2006

Title: Night Watch
AKA: Nochnoy dozor
Year: 2006
Runtime: 114 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Action, Fantasy
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.5/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Yuriy Kutsenko, Aleksey Neklyudov, Stepan Starchikov, Georgiy Dronov, Nikolay Olyalin, Rimma Markova, Anna Slyu, Viktor Ivanov, Igor Lifanov, Mariya Mironova, Anna Dubrovskaya, Mariya Poroshina, Ekaterina Malikova, Vladimir Menshov, Igor Savochkin, Galina Tyunina, Viktor Verzhbitskiy, Zhanna Friske, Dmitriy Martynov, Valeriy Zolotukhin, Aleksey Chadov, Aleksey Maklakov, Aleksandr Samoylenko, Anatoliy Gorin, Darian Weiss, Lyudmila Yaronova, Blestyashchie, Aleksandr Shchurok, Igor Gasparyan
Writers: Timur Bekmambetov, Laeta Kalogridis, Sergey Lukyanenko
Director: Timur Bekmambetov

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