Observe and Report Reviews

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April 10, 2019
Second-rate Taxi Driver.
April 10, 2019
You never feel fully comfortable in what you're laughing at.
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.
February 18, 2012
November 18, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
May 16, 2009
A downright dumb film
May 14, 2009
Much of the movie is just plain vicious. At best, it's sad and grotesque, rather than hilarious.
May 14, 2009
The hideous thing is that the film is modelling behaviour for young men who might still think it's all hilarious.
May 12, 2009
Observe And Report is all pain and no gain. Avoid at all costs.
May 7, 2009
Writer-director Jody Hill thinks he's trying to push the envelope but doesn't know in which direction, or why.
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