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The Watch

3

Ben Stiller heads up a team of vigilante neighbourhood watch volunteers

Released and renamed in the wake of a fatal neighbourhood watch shooting in the US, this ill-timed comedy struggles to wring laughter from its tale of suburban vigilantes who discover a spate of local killings is the work of alien interlopers.

OK, so Total Film columnist Richard Ayoade doesn’t fare too badly as the nerdiest of the quartet assembled by costco manager Ben Stiller.

Vince Vaughn, alas, is obnoxious incarnate as their shouty chum in a film that resembles Attack The Block’s sloppy seconds.

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