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
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
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.
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.
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.
July 7, 2010
Observe and Report is a random and immediate film, a blast of weird humor that's as entertaining for the roundabout way it discovers its voice as for what it's using that voice to say.
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.
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
Ronnie's corruption is not an easy journey to absorb, but Observe and Report is committed to the hellish descent all the way.
May 13, 2009
Offers a surprising journey if you're prepared to ride along with Ronnie, his security cart, and his attitude.
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.
May 3, 2009
Writer-director Jody Hill attempts a difficult balancing act, so he can be forgiven for occasionally stumbling between laughter and squirms.
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?
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