Box Office - 06/01/2007
"DAY WATCH is playfully rendered....[With] quick shifts in tone from dramatic noir to absurd humor, from horror to romance."
Uncut - 11/01/2007 3 stars out of 5 -- "DAY WATCH offers more bedlam and comes jam-packed with spectacle..."
Total Film - 11/01/2007 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] eye-bulging stunts....[And more] bravado than a good proportion of multiplex Holly-fodder..."
Empire - 11/01/2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "Timur Bekmambetov confidently assembles the complicated plot....It's a rich film....The major achievement is that it establishes its own tradition."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2007
"There are some real showstoppers among the CGI-fuelled special effects....The gleefully anything-goes tone is set right from the start..."
This sequel to the Russian film NIGHT WATCH centers on an epic battle between forces of good and evil. An uneasy truce has kept the armies at bay for centuries, but that peace is about to end, and it will pit vampires, psychics, and witches against one another. Both factions, the Day Watch and the Night Watch, have beings of extraordinary power called "Great Others," and if these two people meet, a supernatural war will begin. Anton Gorodetsky (Konstantin Khabensky) finds himself torn between his son, the dark side's Great Other, and the woman he loves, the champion for the Light Others.
DAY WATCH (DNEVNOI DOZOR) explodes in the mind-bending space between THE MATRIX and UNDERWORLD. The Russian film boasts the same visual verve as THE MATRIX, and it's just as revolutionary. Director Timur Bekmambetov is operating on a completely different level of creativity than most of his peers, fashioning a unique world and jaw-dropping set pieces. The fate of the universe hangs in the balance, but DAY WATCH doesn't take itself too seriously. From humor in the subtitles themselves to jokes at the expense of the Russian bureaucracy, there's a lot of fun to be had at the dawn of the apocalypse. Though NIGHT WATCH was an enjoyable experience, Bekmambetov ups the ante with this sequel, improving on the original in every way. DAY WATCH may clock in at an epic 140 minutes, but it's a tight film filled with action and style.
Based On A Novel |
Future / Futuristic Worlds |
Good Vs. Evil |
Theatrical Release |