Day Watch Last year's Night Watch was an almost unwatchably hectic Russian mashup of The Matrix and vampires, with edits so merciless and mythology so thick and… Day Watch Last year's Night Watch was an almost unwatchably hectic Russian mashup of The Matrix and vampires, with edits so merciless and mythology so thick and… 2007-06-01 R PT140M Action/Adventure Horror Sci-fi and Fantasy Konstantin Khabensky Maria Poroshina Fox Searchlight Pictures
Movie Review

Day Watch (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
'DAY' FOLLOWS 'NIGHT' And there's still slight incentive to Watch this often batty Russian vampire saga
'DAY' FOLLOWS 'NIGHT' And there's still slight incentive to Watch this often batty Russian vampire saga
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Jun 01, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 140 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Konstantin Khabensky and Maria Poroshina; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Last year's Night Watch was an almost unwatchably hectic Russian mashup of The Matrix and vampires, with edits so merciless and mythology so thick and Slavic it was as if you were watching a videogame by Tarkovsky. Day Watch, its gentler sequel, is no less nonsensical as it continues the story of ''Light Ones'' battling ''Dark Ones'' in present-day Moscow. If you don't take it seriously — i.e., if you're able to laugh at the notion of a piece of chalk that undoes time — the sequel is a minor wackjob head trip. B-

Originally posted May 30, 2007 Published in issue #938 Jun 08, 2007 Order article reprints