over 4 years
All style and no substance with cringeworthy editing and an extremely convoluted plot.
over 5 years
A masterpiece.Clever, in so many ways, right down to the subtitles fading away...loved it.
started very promising but then it didn't know what it wanted to saya very confusing plot.
Got 15 minutes in and ended up turning it off - that's a rarity for me.
over 6 years
Pleasantly grungy with a good story. Some lumps but better than hollywood fare.
Caught a subbed version on TV a few years ago - Went and got the DVD the next day.
Night Watch (Russian: Ночной дозор, Nochnoy dozor) is a 2004 Russian supernatural thriller film directed by Timur Bekmambetov. It is loosely based on the novel The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko, and is the first part of a trilogy, followed by Day Watch and ending supposedly with Twilight Watch (although the rights for it were acquired by FOX, production has not started yet).
In the prologue, which is set in medieval times, humans with extra powers are called Others (Иные, иной; Inyye, Inoy). The Others are proponents of either light or dark and confront each other to do battle. Geser, lord of light, realizes that the two forces are evenly matched and both will be destroyed. In parley with Zavulon, general of Dark, the two agree to a truce in which the light will form a Night Watch and the dark a Day Watch to maintain the balance before the coming of the Great One who will choose either Light or Dark and thereby bring one to prominence.
In modern Russia, when his wife leaves him for...