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May 17, 2016
There's a general overbearing unpleasantness to Observe and Report, and you get the feeling this was the intention -- in order to make it more "like life."
October 7, 2015
The film becomes almost nauseating, though, after serving up a steady diet of violence, drug use, racism and date rape.
June 22, 2013
This movie has a clever idea - what if a mall cop truly believed he was society's last protector? - and then wraps it up in stylish sight gags and muffles the message by making Ronnie just a garden-variety, everyday bipolar depressive.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
June 4, 2012
For those who appreciate laughs spiked with venom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 18, 2011
It's a full-scale, contemptuous attack on the mall mentality.
January 11, 2011
A seriously bizarre little movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
July 7, 2010
That playlist proves that Observe and Report was shaped by a hip sensibility. Shame that sensibility didn't have more effect on the script.
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.
September 27, 2009
Here's an observation--Jody Hill's bum comedy fails to live up to the potential of its two talented stars, Seth Rogen and Anna Farris. As for the story, here's the report. It's stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 22, 2009
If this were an audition reel and I was the head of a studio I'd call security to make sure this guy Seth Rogen and his writer-director Jody Hill never got near enough to my office to cast a shadow on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2009
...gets increasingly bleak and ludicrous as it goes along, until it ends on a sentimental yet still rude and vulgar note. The movie is relentless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 10, 2009
As raunchy and as nihilistic as a two-minute punk song. It has its envelope-pushing rewards, at times .. but it tends to make its single-minded point over and over. After a short while, you begin to wonder: Is there anything on its mind? There isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 25, 2009
Observe and reject
May 25, 2009
You can cheer on "Paul Blart," something impossible in "Observe and Report," which is much darker. It does have some occasional funny moments, but they don't feel fresh
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 16, 2009
A downright dumb film
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.
May 14, 2009
Much of the movie is just plain vicious. At best, it's sad and grotesque, rather than hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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