The Sitter

2011

The Sitter

Critics Consensus

With its recycled plot, misguided gags, and formula performance from Jonah Hill, The Sitter adds up to another disappointing entry from director David Gordon Green.

22%

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Total Count: 111

39%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 40,739
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Movie Info

When the world's most irresponsible babysitter takes three of the world's worst kids on an unforgettable overnight adventure through the streets of New York City, it's anyone's guess who's going to make it home in one piece. The Sitter is a new level of twisted and debauched hilarity from the director of Pineapple Express, starring Jonah Hill. -- (C) Official Site

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Cast

Jonah Hill
as Noah Griffith
Ari Graynor
as Marisa Lewis
JB Smoove
as Julio
Erin Daniels
as Mrs. Pedulla
D.W. Moffett
as Dr. Pedulla
Jessica Hecht
as Sandy Griffith
Bruce Altman
as Jim Griffith
Method Man
as Jacolby
Alex Wolff
as Clayton
Jack Krizmanich
as Ricky Fontaine
Grace Aronds
as Twin #1
Jane Aronds
as Twin #2
Alysia Joy Powell
as Kid City Employee
Ernie Anastos
as News Anchor
Dari Alexander Williams
as News Broadcaster #2
Sammuel Soifer
as Benji Gillespie
Trevor Zhou
as Asian Fish Monger
Wendy Hoopes
as Bethany
Ethan Davis
as Ashton Griffith
Reggie A. Green
as Soul Baby
Nick Sandow
as Officer Frank
Nicky Katt
as Officer Petite
Eddie Rouse
as Lounge Singer
Henry Kwan
as Asian Man #1
Michael G. Chin
as Asian Man #2
Gracie Bea Lawrence
as Wendy Sapperstein
Jackie Hoffman
as Mrs. Sapperstein
Peg Stegmeyer
as Piano Player
Jonathan Forte
as Guy on Subway Platform
Mark Moynahan
as Dr. Stevens
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Critic Reviews for The Sitter

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (34)

  • Now is the time, surely, for David Gordon Green to return to the arthouse Terrence Malick persona that first won us over a decade ago.

    Jan 19, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • A noisy, unfocused, frequently annoying and intermittently offensive slapstick misfire.

    Jan 17, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It does not care for your soft comedy.

    Dec 14, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Laremy Legel

    Film.com
    Top Critic
  • The Sitter wants to have its urinal cake and eat it too, pushing the envelope of taste one minute and then delivering maudlin little life lessons the next.

    Dec 13, 2011 | Full Review…

    Alonso Duralde

    TheWrap
    Top Critic
  • For every laugh offered by The Sitter, there are five minutes of boredom and at least one failed scene of would-be "dramatic" character building.

    Dec 10, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The Sitter seems to have a good heart, so why all the glib racism?

    Dec 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Newsday
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Sitter

  • Aug 17, 2014
    I laughed, frequently.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 13, 2014
    The Sitter is a pretty bad comedy that just doesn't stand out. The way that the film is executed is using clichés and predictable storytelling. The film could really have been something funny and memorable, but it just fails in terms of effective comedic bits. Usually Jonah Hill is quite good, but here he's wasted on such a poorly made film. The film is nothing new and in terms of comedy, lacks anything that is truly funny. I didn't laugh one bit throughout the film, and I thought it was a poor attempt at comedy, and it failed to really entertain. If you're going to want a good comedy, you'll be disappointed by this film. Jonah Hill is wasted here, and he has made far better comedies than this. The film's biggest problem is that it relies on recycled ideas, and it waters down the jokes to a point where they're simply not funny. I was hoping that this was one of those underrated comedies, but it was not to be. This scraps the bottom of the barrel of screenwriting, and it's a film that's not worth investing your time in. Another thing I hated about the film was the fact that Sam Rockwell, who is one of my favorite actors, is also wasted here, and I wonder why he even accepted a role in such a pointless film. At least both Hill and Rockwell have standout filmographies, as this one is just a film that's forgettable among countless other great films that they have made. The Sitter is a poor comedy that just doesn't make you laugh, and it relies way too much on poorly constructed material that makes this film fail. Considering some of the talent involved, you'd expect this one to be mildly amusing, but it just is a train wreck that is not worth seeing.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2014
    I thought this was funny, and I really had low hopes for this film.
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2014
    An update on Adventures in Babysitting for a new generation, and no less watchable.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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