The Watch

(R) ★★☆☆☆

Ben Stiller plays a Costco manager in small-town Ohio who forms a neighborhood watch to track down the killer of a security guard found skinless inside the store. Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill provide backup, as does British actor Richard Ayoade, who’s the primary reason this movie isn’t entirely lame. This is no classic, but the formidable stars know how to muscle a script, any script, into giving up a few laughs.