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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    Review: “Watchmen”

    By kyle | March 4, 2009

    Kyle Smith review of “Watchmen” . . .
    In today’s Post I give “Watchmen” a four-star review — the first one I’ve published in the Post in about 15 months, I think. Superhero movies generally bore me but this one was dazzling. If history is any guide, readers will be as enraged by a positive review as they were by the negative ones I’ve written (on, for instance, “Cloverfield”).

    Topics: Comic Books, Movies, New York City, Philosophy, Politics, Religion | 5 Comments »

    5 Responses to “Review: “Watchmen””

    1. kishke Says:
      March 4th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

      Cloverfield? Never was there rage like the rage that followed Wall-E.

    2. John Says:
      March 4th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

      I’m not sure I’m going to agree with the Kubrick similarities. We really don’t need anymore superhero movies for a while. They should do Voltron though.

    3. Hunter Tremayne Says:
      March 5th, 2009 at 6:26 am

      John, Watchmen is a superhero movie in the same way that The Godfather is a gangster movie or The Third Man is a thriller.

    4. Rick Says:
      March 9th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

      For the entire paragraph you wrote comparing watchmen to the work of Stanley Kubrick……you deserve a smack in the mouth. This from the guy who came up with love monkey? in the words of a show that actually deserved to be on tv, “come on!”

    5. kyle Says:
      March 10th, 2009 at 10:50 am

      I look forward to viewing and critiquing all of the network television shows inspired by your work.