MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10 this week

Night Watch (2004)
"Nochnoy dozor" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Thriller  |  8 July 2004 (Russia)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 44,921 users   Metascore: 58/100
Reviews: 308 user | 229 critic | 32 from Metacritic.com

A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 13 Mar 2012
 
PA
a list of 42 titles
created 03 May 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 Oct 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 03 Jan 2014
 
a list of 22 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Night Watch" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Night Watch (2004)

Night Watch (2004) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Night Watch.

User Polls

2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Day Watch (2006)
Action | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Mariya Poroshina, Vladimir Menshov
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

One of the biggest Russian hits in years, this epic comedy shows how the largest country on the planet can come together on New Year's. (Russian with English subtitles)

Directors: Timur Bekmambetov, Yaroslav Chevazhevskiy, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Dmitry Medvedev, Alina Bulynko, Sergey Pokhodaev
Nightwatch (1997)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ewan McGregor plays a law student who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue. He begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a serial of murders.

Director: Ole Bornedal
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette
Yolki 1914 (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Directors: Timur Bekmambetov, Yuriy Bykov, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Leonid Arkhangelskiy, Dato Bakhtadze, Anton Bogdanov
The Arena I (2001)
Adventure | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - ... See full summary »

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Karen McDougal, Lisa Dergan, Olga Sutulova
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Barry Kushner, Viktor Verzhbitskiy, David Kheird
Nightwatch (TV Series 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Follow the men and women who keep the citizens of New Orleans safe during the night. Ride along with the police officers, the firefighters, and the paramedics as they tackle the evils of the night.

Nightwatch (1994)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. ... See full summary »

Director: Ole Bornedal
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper
Nochnoy bazar (2005)
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Directors: Aleksandr Bachilo, Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Yuriy Kutsenko, Vladimir Menshov
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Zhenya and Nadya go their separate ways. Nadya stuck with her bureaucrat boyfriend, married h im and had a daughter... See full synopsis »

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Sergey Bezrukov
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Directors: Timur Bekmambetov, Gennadi Kayumov
Stars: Barry Kushner, Viktor Verzhbitskiy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Vladimir Menshov ...
Valeriy Zolotukhin ...
Mariya Poroshina ...
Galina Tyunina ...
Yuriy Kutsenko ...
Ignat (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Aleksey Chadov ...
Zhanna Friske ...
...
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ...
Rimma Markova ...
Mariya Mironova ...
Mat Egora
Aleksey Maklakov ...
Aleksandr Samoylenko ...
Medved
Dmitriy Martynov ...
Egor (as Dima Martynov)
Edit

Storyline

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. Written by Armin Ortmann {armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

All That Stands Between Light And Darkness Is The Night Watch.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 July 2004 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Guardianes de la noche  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$106,425 (USA) (17 February 2006)

Gross:

$1,487,477 (USA) (28 April 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (international)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the motor ship appearing at the beginning of the film is M-43 (M stands for Moskvich class). The song playing on the ship is a Russian hit of the late 1980s, called "Na teplokhode muzyka igrayet" ("Music is Playing on the Motor Ship"). See more »

Goofs

In the international cut, when Anton reads his profile, he learns that Yegor is his son. But, just before, the profile reads in Russian (although Anton doesn't spell it): "Children: a son", and Anton doesn't seem to notice (this is due to the fact that in the original cut he already knew it). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Since the time immemorial, the knights who call themselves the Warriors of Light have been chasing witches and sorcerers who torture humans.
See more »

Crazy Credits

In the international version of the film, the first words of the prologue appear as a Russian text title which then transforms into its English translation. The Russian version does not have any text title. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Home Bound (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Vybor
("The Choice")
Written by Yuli Burkin
Arranged by Marat Nagayev
Performed by Yuli Burkin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
mind boggling
12 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When the forces of light and dark take to battle and realize they are equally strong, decide to make a truce. The people of light will become the Nightwatch, and the people of darkness will become the Daywatch. Neither side can force people to join their side, they have the freedom of choice. The Daywatch and Nightwatch keep tabs to make sure this truce holds.

When Anton finds out he is an other; a person with special powers, he joins the side of light. Anton is a seer and when he is finding a victim of two vampires, he runs into Svetlana, a virgin cursed with bad luck and key into the Apocolpes.

Night Watch is a mind blowing, visually astounding triumph of Russian cinema. Its dark, claustrophobic, grungy and a very thrilling ride. You can see that Timur Bekmambetov has a history in commercials, this moves at a fast paced and the camera doesn't stop moving, with constant fast swoops and always tracking around. The story has been done many times before, but it seems so fresh here. The flaw of the story though is that it's so layered it's hard to understand at first. As it moves at such at fast pace, there isn't much chance to take everything in and to nut everything out. But with all the energy Nightwatch contains, you don't care, cause you'll gladly go again.

For the small budget it had, you wonder how they made this film. You are constantly blown away by the visual effects. They are so flawless. The subtitles are cleverly used as well; they come into a form of their own.

All i can say is i cant wait for the sequels to now make there way over.


111 of 154 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why so much hate going around for this film? YnEoS
other great russian movies? StrawberryMint
Anyone that has read the book... infamousnfamous
Annoying UK cover review noirist88
when night + day watch are seen back to back hollaatme2007
The Brand of Anton's Shades motodopemethod
Discuss Night Watch (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?