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Day Watch

2006
Sci-fi
Fantasy
2h 12m
A man (Khabensky) who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event. (imdb)
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Day Watch

2006
Sci-fi
Fantasy
2h 12m
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Avg Percentile 46.92% from 821 total ratings

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Rated 08 Oct 2020
62
42nd
Picks up where Nightwatch left off and perfectly continues this convoluted mess that I couldn't grasp the first time and slipped between my fingers entirely in this second entry.
Rated 01 Feb 2007
70
18th
This film has a pretty major flaw - the storyline doesn't make sense. Or perhaps it does, but it's too complicated and too rapidly told, and therefore almost impossible to follow. And without a coherent story, the film doesn't really work. What's more, the "chalk of fate" has to be one of the cheesiest magical object names ever devised. I mean, seriously.
Rated 01 Mar 2009
4
0th
So incomprehensible that it angered me. You don't even have to look hard for all of the plot holes of this mess of a film; even watching the previous film will not help you decipher wtf is going on. Bekmambetov clearly doesn't care for plot when he spends so much effort on action scenes where a car rides on the side of a building for absolutely no reason.
Rated 24 Nov 2009
60
23rd
This movie is pretty ridiculous a lot of the time. Some of the visuals really are impressive but I feel like it spends way too much time going for the "OH SWEET, MAN, YA SEE THAT!" reaction without the real chops to do so. It doesn't have an engaging plot or characters, really. Where Shoot 'Em Up got silly action right, this falls flat on its face too much. Still worth a watch but never a second.
Rated 11 Jun 2009
62
49th
Forces of Light and Dark battle in contemporary Russia. A biographical account of some of the team.
Rated 18 Jun 2007
64
44th
It's got the same "I don't know what the hell I just watched, but I'm pretty sure I liked it" feel to it that Night Watch had, except this time, the budget allowed for some awesome visuals. It's basically everything Night Watch was (style, good visuals, and discombobulated plotline) just more of it.
Rated 21 Jul 2009
20
12th
BORING AWESOME EFFECTS = merh
Rated 29 Aug 2009
30
1st
Not as good as a first movie (Night Watch).
Rated 11 Nov 2009
50
35th
Interesting camera work and effects.
Rated 14 Jun 2010
55
31st
I enjoyed it a little more than the first movie I think, maybe because I had a head start on understanding what was going on this time. It's a cool, great looking action fantasy movie, but hard to get into as it doesn't make as much sense as it could.
Rated 11 Oct 2010
44
42nd
I really don't get how anyone could like this movie. The editing is lazy and indulgent. The acting is dull and, when the melodrama escalates, hilariously corny. At no time does the rambling plot ever become coherent or understandable. Everything is incredibly vaguely explained and it's impossible to understand the full reasoning of everything that is explained. The ending is also shit given it's a predictable and laughable deus ex machina.
Rated 28 Nov 2010
55
47th
the first third is really promising, but cant say the same for the rest
Rated 02 Feb 2011
15
21st
"Aside from one stunning image of a sports car skidding along the face of a curved high-rise hotel, Day Watch fails to even equal its forebear's handful of flashy CG moments." - Nick Schager
Rated 16 May 2011
20
22nd
Wow. What a letdown. It was like watching one of those Taxi flicks, but with Mr. Bean level humor. It must take some kind of genius to make such a simple story so convoluted.
Rated 02 Jan 2012
63
34th
Sometimes striking visuals but I still couldn't get into it.
Rated 27 Oct 2012
60
20th
Man I had no idea what the fuck was going on.
Rated 15 Feb 2014
37
37th
Great effects and concepts but plot is difficult to follow and unclear. Loved the Tamerlane sequence at the start and the allusions to Samarkand!
Rated 13 Aug 2014
76
46th
Started off on the wrong foot w/ 2 plot twists that seemed added ad hoc to the story (i.e., the cursed one now a "great other," and the chalk of fate). these newly introduced elements left a bad taste in my mouth throughout. Still a well done film, keeping in line w the spirit of Night Watch. However, being a sequel, some of the new car smell had worn off. Some of the characters (Yegor) and the plot elements (2nd level of Gloom, categories of Others) could have been further explored.
Rated 23 Nov 2017
81
37th
The sequel to Night Watch, Day Watch tries to be many things but succeeds at few. It's plot has many holes, the powers are inconsistent at best and it has pacing issues among other things. However like the first it does have some amazing visuals and moments that make this bizarre Russian dark fantasy worth watching.
Rated 22 Sep 2007
80
64th
22 Eylul 07
Rated 02 Jan 2009
60
30th
Extremely weird, but has it's good moments. I was a bit dissapointed with this one as I would have liked some more transformations, but it keeps moving even though its a bit jumpy
Rated 29 Dec 2008
30
14th
Very disappointing follow-up to Night Watch. I know I go for the silly over-the-top Russian themes, but the magic chalk is just a little too much. Kind of annoying that this continuation of the cool story in Night Watch ends like this...bummer.
Rated 23 Oct 2008
55
52nd
Otherwise extremely basic good/bad story smudged into visual and thematic rapture (sometimes visuals are the thematic). Bekmambetov needs some more substance in future for his machina to keep working.
Rated 22 Feb 2008
50
26th
After seeing the first and waiting in suspense for the next installment, I have never been so let down. It was still visually awesome, but I thought this was going to be a horror trilogy. The ending of this did not leave much room for a third, not to mention it was a total cop-out ending.
Rated 30 Sep 2007
60
36th
There are plenty of powerful images that will linger in the mind: the warrior riding straight through the walls of a fortress, the man stopping a bus with outstretched hands, the brief visits in the Twilight - though most of them are given away in the trailer already. It's a bit like The Matrix Reloaded, with the difference that Day Watch makes sense when you read the books or do some internet research.
Rated 11 Nov 2007
3
2nd
production values: poor. Plot: incomprehensible. Wardrobe: cultural collision. Verdict: didn't even finish watching... yes, it's that bad.
Rated 28 May 2008
60
49th
A little confusing storyline with some nice CG.
Rated 18 Apr 2018
55
53rd
Confusing as hell and in the last twenty minutes, it goes full Michael Bay.
Rated 12 Feb 2012
81
77th
It has everything I liked about Night Watch, plus the a delightful extension of the story that never felt contrived and tied up to a satisfying conclusion. A great idea well executed.
Rated 18 Mar 2012
52
18th
a little confusing...
Rated 09 Feb 2008
64
31st
I guess it's a little bit better than Night Watch cause the visuals are more impressive, but it's still the same mind numbing and boggling experience the first one was. It doesn't really have a story that you can relate to, and though the visuals are impressive, the actual direction of them is a little awkward and confusing. It's clear that the director has talent and cares a lot about this epic he's creating, but it's far from perfect and could use some serious revamping.
Rated 18 Jan 2008
75
74th
Relentless fun, though there seem to be a bunch fewer vampires in this sequel.
Rated 30 Mar 2011
85
88th
Great concept, follows on from Night Watch which was also great - see it first if you haven't already
Rated 13 Sep 2019
74
87th
Enjoyable sequel to Night Watch. This is certainly a sci-fi/fantasy movie, which means you need to roll with the imagination of the filmmakers.
Rated 02 Aug 2020
40
32nd
This movie could win an award for the DUMBEST DIALOG ever. It was barely tolerable because of the weird factor and batshit crazy special effects. I thoroughly enjoyed some of it, but as a whole, it fails to satisfy. It had a lot of potential, but it is held together with stupid plot points and nutty dialog. Worthwhile for some terrific bits and pieces, but it plays like a crazy wacked-out dream.
Rated 09 Nov 2021
62
30th
Оценка - 65 Общая - 60 Нарратив - 2 Сценарий - 1 Режиссура - 3 Постановка - 3 Целостность - 1 Монтаж - 1 Выполнение своей цели - 2 Флоу - 1 Жанр - 2 Сцены - 1 Личное - 2 Атмосфера - 4 Эмоции - 4 Актерская игра - 3 Саундтрек - 4 Синематографи - 1 Визуал - 2 Звук - 1 - 4 Костюмы - 4 Э - 2 Р - 3
Rated 21 Feb 2008
76
72nd
I read some of the other user reviews of the movie and I have to disagree with most of them. Yes, the story is complex and you have to pay full attention to it while watching but once you figure the main plot out, it's quite simple. I also think that Day Watch is slightly better than Night Watch and not only by the visuals.
Rated 09 May 2009
29
6th
eng; [Wächter des Tages - Dnevnoi Dozor];
Rated 20 Mar 2008
97
99th
Must see for scifi/fantasy fans. If you're a cretin this movie might confuse you.
Rated 18 Oct 2010
66
10th
A loud, dumb, nonsensical movie which was even less coherent than its predecessor. Most of the creative ideas seem really random and thrown together without any thought or logic. The constantly juddery, choppy editing and over-the-top direction irked me too.
Rated 21 Jul 2008
74
54th
A bit better in everything than Night Watch but still fails to explain what's going on. Also Bekmambetov's music choices are plain horrible.
Rated 22 Jul 2008
81
66th
Better than the first. Has some great special effects and action, and has better visuals than Night Watch.
Rated 08 Feb 2010
83
82nd
A little long, but an interesting modern fantasy epic with a Lynch-turned-Russian aesthetic.
Rated 10 Dec 2009
20
6th
1/5
Rated 05 Aug 2008
87
93rd
Day Watch has been growing bigger since the first one (Night Watch). I've got the original version and now viewed the English one. This story gets better and better on each rounds (I anyway stick with the original Russian version). Excellent cast and uncounted details that make the film enjoyable. Lots of levels of a story, and rich and colorful layered worlds. Story needs several viewings. The international version did not differ too much from the original one and that was a good thing.
Rated 19 Apr 2009
80
74th
In order to understand this you need to some serious research, aside from an unforgivingly confusing plot it's a interesting and action packed movie, with surprisingly good and unique special effects even though it's reletively unheard of.
Rated 26 May 2009
70
67th
A movie that is a bit of a mess to watch and kind of hard to follow, is still kind of enjoyable. The action sequences were awesome and ther CGI was more than adequate.

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