Observe and Report Reviews

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April 10, 2019
It is not the simple story we've come to know from the average Hollywood comedy. And that is why it works so well.
April 10, 2019
Second-rate Taxi Driver.
April 10, 2019
Observe and Report strives to make you feel ambivalent, confused, and a little bit dirty, and whether or not you find that enjoyable, it's not something you likely feel very often.
April 10, 2019
You never feel fully comfortable in what you're laughing at.
April 10, 2019
More than once, writer-director Jody Hill teases out the slippy, gray area between a subversive gross-out gag and something unsettlingly misogynist. He wants to push buttons, and he's talented enough to get away with it.
December 8, 2018
If you found Paul Blart too bland and wonder where comedy will go post-Apatow, you need to see Observe and Report.
February 3, 2018
Despite its wild, eclectic nature, something about the comedy is oddly appealing, if not liberating.
January 2, 2018
My resistance to embrace this film-even though I like the idea of a subversive, satirical anti-Paul Blart mall cop comedy-is that I had trouble believing it.
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.
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.
June 4, 2012
For those who appreciate laughs spiked with venom.
February 18, 2012
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
August 18, 2011
It's a full-scale, contemptuous attack on the mall mentality.
January 11, 2011
A seriously bizarre little movie...
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.
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.
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