The Watcher Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Spader, Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei

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Detective Joel Campbell (James Spader) had been tracking a serial killer (Keanu Reeves) for years, always one step behind and unable to catch him. This killer, nicknamed 'The Watcher', methodically stalked his victims and took his time killing them, a man who obviously enjoyed his work. Detective Campbell was obsessed with finding the killer until a special woman worked her way into his life. Unbeknownst to the detective, the Watcher was just as obsessed with Joel as Joel was with him. Convinced that the woman was coming between them, the Watcher made Joel's lover his next victim. Distraught and horrified, Joel retired to Chicago and tried to bury himself in pills and sleep to keep the nightmares at bay.
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Bored with the new detective assigned to his case, the Watcher moved to Chicago to renew his relationship with Joel. At first, Joel wasn't willing to play so the Watcher changed the game. He would send a picture of his victim 24 hours before he killed her, giving Joel a fighting chance to save whomever he chose. Unable to resist the urge to try and rescue the innocent women that the Watcher was stalking, Joel found himself too late time and time again. Desperate, he turned to his psychologist, Dr. Polly Beilman (Marisa Tomei) for assistance, completely unaware that the Watcher was dogging his every step and watching his every move...

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The Watcher portrays the somewhat symbiotic relationship between a killer and an FBI Agent. It explores the peculiar means of communication that develop between the two and cat and mouse hunt for the killer.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer    -   hunted by killer/stalker Criminal enemy is...    -   serial killer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   dropped from large heights    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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