Watcher (2022) - Rotten Tomatoes

Watcher (2022)



Critic Consensus: Although its story may lack surprises, Watcher benefits from director Chloe Okuno's chilling grip on the material -- and Maika Monroe's terrific work in the leading role.

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Julia joins her husband when he relocates to his family's native Romania for a new job. Having recently abandoned her acting career, she finds herself frequently alone and unoccupied. One night, people-watching from her picture window, she spots a vague figure in an adjacent building, who seems to be looking back at her. Soon after, while alone at a local movie theater, Julia's sense of being watched intensifies, and she becomes certain she's being followed -- could it be the same unknown neighbor? Meanwhile, a serial killer known as The Spider stalks the city.

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Critic Reviews for Watcher

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (9)

Watcher is a dark, smart treasure of a film, with the collaborative energy of Okuno and Monroe very much at the heart of what makes it such a compelling viewing experience.

February 1, 2022 | Full Review…

A stunning gaslighting whodunit, [with] a blood-curdling villain for the ages.

February 1, 2022 | Full Review…

Monroe, Okuno and cinematographer Benjamin Kirk Nielsen team for a superior chiller, making excellent use of Bucharest's COVID-emptied streets to evoke the still of fright.

January 27, 2022 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

An old-fashioned thriller with a modern heartbeat, an announcement of Okuno as a major talent to watch.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

Watcher gives a feminist twist to a throwback genre, but never does its topicality dilute its gripping suspense.

January 24, 2022 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A film that sustains a viable ambiance of dread simply via someone looking out the window and shopping for groceries.

January 23, 2022 | Full Review…

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