Death Watch

2013

Action / Thriller

103
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 17%
IMDb Rating 4.7 10 2028

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Cast

Ben Kingsley as The Man
Ben Cross as DIG
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1hr 26 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Ire1201 1 / 10

A badly made copy of 'A Wednesday'

I watched it not because of Ben Kingsley but because I wanted to see if it was as good as the original, 'A Wednesday'. Now I know comparing two movies is not a right thing to do but come-on! It's a remake and people are bound to draw comparisons. This movie was such a disappointment it made me cringe inwardly. Let me first say that 'A Wednesday' is a brilliantly written and directed movie. Kudos to Neeraj Pandey. All 'A Common Man' aka 'Death Watch' had to do was just stick to the original screenplay and get good actors to play the roles.

But nope! I agree Kingsley did a decent job. However, I would have to say that Naseeruddin Shah did a better job in the original movie. And the rest of the cast was absolute rubbish. They were no where near what the Indian actors had delivered for the original movie. Ben Cross was supposed to play the Chief of Police (played expertly by Anupam Kher in the original) but he didn't have an ounce of authority in him. He looked like a constable instead of the chief. His deputy, Patrick Rutnam, looked malnourished and unfit to even be a policeman. And Frederick-James Koch who was supposed to be a bad ass cop (played exceptionally well by Jimmy Shergill in the original) looked more like a gangster than a cop. All in all, the casting and direction let this movie down terribly.

If you want to watch a good movie, go watch 'A Wednesday' (with subtitles if don't understand Hindi). This remake is a just an absolute waste of time.

Reviewed by thparallel 1 / 10

Indian Amateur Night Comes to Columbo

The acting and script for this movie, set in Sri Lanka, is typical of Indian movies....IE amateurish, stilted dialogue and amateur night editing and direction..they must have recruited the marvelous Ben Kingsley to give the film a "toe up".....give it a miss!

Unless of course you have nothing better to do with your time but watch wholesale rubbish by fine actors tricked into working in a crap film, where the whole production is geared around making a mockery of cinema in general.

How will the two Bens ever live this down? They may not...and I doubt they will ever work again with this director out of sheer embarrassment and outrage.Although Kingsley does give an inspiring performance amid this sea of mediocrity. What's that award they give for the years worst films?...raspberry?

Reviewed by kuuk3 3 / 10

Amateur Editing and lack-luster acting, but a well written story.

Firstly, there are several sound problems left over from poor editing. A loud crackle at 7 minutes, echoed dialogue at 30 mins etc. These are caused by gaps and sync issues in the time-line of the editing software. They are short and don't interfere with the film, but it shows a lack of faith in the producers, editor and director that they cant even watch their own product before sending it to market. There are also moments when some dialogue is quiet so you turn the volume up, then it gets loud and you turn it down. Keep the remote nearby as you will be juggling the volume a lot. There is some English dubbing throughout but thats to be expected for a film not set in an English speaking country.

The director is very ambitious. He knows how to position a camera to get artistic. Overhead shots of fights in the alley, crane shots and quiet long takes showing the bomber. It appears he has just come out of film school and this is his first passion project. How he got Ben Kinglsey onboard is the biggest question to ask. Even the cameras are a decent grade HD, better than some big budget blockbusters. I will say the colour is a little drowned out though. He also needs to learn to avoid pointing the camera at the sunlight from windows when doing interior shots.

The acting is poor, and the script is cliché. The dialogue is tough to watch. Thankfully most of the film is focused on the silent bad guy, who holds your attention enough to keep you watching. Its short and the story is easy to follow.

This is not however a bad film. It has lots of potential and is a learning experience for the crew especially. You can see them enhancing their CV credits while they pretend to be background police officers. If they watch back this film and learn from all their mistakes, they will be rewarded.

As for us viewers, watching what is essentially a student film, its not something I can recommend mainly because of the constantly changing volume issue. I picked it up on bluray at the dollar store, so its not breaking the bank at least.

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