General Information

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Released Year: 2004
Runtime: 114 minutes
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Directors: Timur Bekmambetov
Writers: Timur Bekmambetov
Casts: Yuriy Kutsenko, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Menshov, Galina Tyunina, Mariya Poroshina, Zhanna Friske, Viktor Verzhbitskiy, Rimma Markova, Mariya Mironova, Dmitriy Martynov, Valeriy Zolotukhin, Anna Dubrovskaya, Anna Slyusareva, Ilya Lagutenko, Aleksey Chadov, Aleksandr Samoylenko, Aleksey Maklakov, Konstantin Murzenko, Anatoliy Gorin
IMDB: Night Watch (2004)

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 6.5


TV Guide Magazine - Maitland McDonagh
Although this first chapter in a three-part tale is inevitably overburdened with back story, it ends on one hell of a cliff-hanger.
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan
Director Timur Bekmambetov has combined two things that never connected before. He's taken a glossy Hollywood-type fantasy thriller about the battle between supernatural forces of good and evil right here on planet Earth and infused it with a homegrown, distinctively Russian soul.
Variety - Unnamed
Russian-made pic displays pro technique and visual imagination on a par with, if not better than, Hollywood frighteners, but with a distinctive Slavic accent.
Village Voice - J. Hoberman
Despite its cheesy blood and thunder and ludicrous "Sunshine Makers" metaphysics, this is the funniest apocalypse I've seen since George Romero's "Land of the Dead."
L.A. Weekly - Ella Taylor
In the final act, the movie dons a more human face and commits to an absorbing tale of crime and punishment, albeit pushing the fatigued message that you can't always tell light from dark these days.

Night Watch (2004)

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage