They're Watching (2016)★★★☆☆


This was a silly movie. And not the good kind of silly.

Which isn’t to say it was all bad – it did have its cute moments and some of the jokes were okay.

Mostly, though, it seemed like a bunch of racist (or racist-adjacent? they were at least questionable) jokes and a mediocre cast.

I actually thought it was reasonably interesting until it was three-quarters of the way finished and nothing remotely scary had happened.

Once the scary stuff started, it was way over the top and seemed rushed. It was all packed into the last part of the film and so there wasn’t a lot of energy or tension built up.

It wasn’t unwatchable though, so it had that going for it. It’s definitely better for background noise than any real entertainment.