Observe and Report Reviews

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Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 29, 2012
This is one of the best comedies of the decade, and I suggest you check it out immediately - just don't take your grandmother.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
June 4, 2012
For those who appreciate laughs spiked with venom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 18, 2011
It's a full-scale, contemptuous attack on the mall mentality.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 11, 2011
A seriously bizarre little movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 27, 2010
If you enjoy this film, it might just be time to examine the stability of your own psychological wellbeing. I loved Observe and Report, and that's a terrifying reality I have to deal with.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 19, 2010
Seth Rogen hardens his Hanna-Barbera face to become what he's never been before: Damn scary. Fiendishly misanthropic, unnervingly funny and dangerously subversive, Jody Hill hybridizes "Taxi Driver" into a satire of major laughs and grim subtext.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
William Goss
Orlando Weekly
December 17, 2009
Rogen and writer-director Jody Hill wring out of it a scary-funny character study about a warped man and his twisted sense of what it means to be a hero.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 15, 2009
The latest in a long line of mean spirited, snark filled, low down comedies that while it lasts gives stereotyping a good name.
Brian Orndorf
Dark Horizons
May 14, 2009
Ronnie's corruption is not an easy journey to absorb, but Observe and Report is committed to the hellish descent all the way.
Des Partridge
Courier Mail (Australia)
May 13, 2009
Offers a surprising journey if you're prepared to ride along with Ronnie, his security cart, and his attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Patrick Kolan
IGN Movies AU
May 11, 2009
It's not consistently on-the-money, but Observe and Report's subversive humour should be applauded - even if it isn't as witty as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
May 3, 2009
Writer-director Jody Hill attempts a difficult balancing act, so he can be forgiven for occasionally stumbling between laughter and squirms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cosmo Landesman
Times [UK]
April 28, 2009
Does this film warrant one star for being so ugly, violent, misogynistic, sexist and racist - or five stars for being a daring and disturbing study of the violence, ugliness, sexism and racism of the ordinary American male?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charles Gant
Heat Magazine
April 25, 2009
Often more funny peculiar than funny ha-ha, this cult flick will offend and baffle plenty an audience member.
| Original Score: 3/5
Richard Luck
Film4
April 24, 2009
If writer-director Jody Hill provides Rogen with pretty slim opportunities, the biggish man remains a gloriously robust talent. Heck, he's even able to ring laughs from such fundamentally unfunny topics as bipolar disorder and alcoholism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine
April 24, 2009
An odd one. Rogen's latest clown is an angry, confused man who you never feel entirely comfortable laughing at. There are laughs - you'll just feel guilty afterwards...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
April 24, 2009
Bracing, bleak and berserk, this is a film which laughs in the face of American intolerance, and comes up punch-drunk and grinning.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
April 24, 2009
Offbeat and violent with laughs that frequently stick in the throat, this isn't Knocked Up but if the idea of Napoleon Dynamite meets First Blood appeals, you'll go home smiling.
Paul Greenwood
Future Movies UK
April 24, 2009
Though it's often darkly amusing, it would be a mistake to label it as an out and out comedy and what it most certainly is not is a less family friendly version of Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Vic Holtreman
ScreenRant
January 27, 2010
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