Game of Thrones - Season 4, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Watchers on the Wall



Critic Consensus: While "The Watchers of the Wall" lacks the emotional punch of previous episodes this season, it succeeds as an action-packed hour with cinema-worthy visuals.

Episode Info

The Night's Watch are confronted with the most dangerous challenge to Castle Black ever seen, as Wildlings attack the ancient fortress from both sides of the Wall.


Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Joseph Gatt
as Thenn Warg
Neil Fingleton
as Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg
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Critic reviews for The Watchers on the Wall

While "The Watchers on the Wall" is a jam-packed bloody affair, it brings less of the shock factor than previous ninth episodes have.

April 4, 2019 | Full Review…

This was bravura cinema-on-TV, a production on a scale that would have been unimaginable in the medium just a few years ago.

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Watchers on the Wall" delivered all the dopamine-soaked CGI thrills of a $200 million summer blockbuster in half the time.

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Holy god. If you watched it on HBO GO, you're really cheating yourself out of an experience. Those giants! Those mammoths!

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

By my estimate, what sets Game of Thrones apart from its fantasy counterparts are the characters. It has the requisite mythology and epic scale for this genre, but it excels in delivering characters that are nuanced

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Watchers on the Wall" is a highlight of the series, a perfect balance of impressive visuals, brutal imagery, and emotional narrative climaxes that cut deeper than the knife of a maniacal Thenn warrior.

February 26, 2020 | Full Review…

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