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The Sitter Reviews

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Richard Haridy
November 25, 2013
The Sitter is mediocrity at its finest; too boring to hate and too forgettable to get angry about. Save your money and rewatch Uncle Buck instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
Anyone expecting The Sitter to be an especially memorable trip to the theater may just want to give their own babysitter the night off and stay home with the kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered
September 17, 2012
The Sitter is a mess because of a lot of things, but most of the blame should be focused on a lazy script that could have been written in a single afternoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
An interesting example of the trailer being better than the film, not because it gave away all the good scenes, but because the scenes are only funny in a vacuum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 26, 2012
The Sitter is a pretty funny, absurdist 'worst babysitter ever' story that gives glimpses of serious commentary disguised by dick jokes and the David Gordon Green Pineapple Express & Your Highness ethos - without ever surpassing it's predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Melin
April 17, 2012
Hill has a natural talent for making any situation funny with his deadpan humor, but in The Sitter it only goes so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 6, 2012
I'm a child of the 80s, as is Green. So his raunchy homage to Adventures in Babysitting did not go without notice. Unfortunately, it did not go with much laughter either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
R. L. Shaffer
March 22, 2012
A crass, but sweet nod to Uncle Buck, flavored with funny characters, a few sparks of drama, and a few too many cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 21, 2012
I don't think I'm too demanding. All I ask for in a comedy is that it be funny. And in "The Sitter," too often gross-outs and foul language substitute for humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 2, 2012
I'm starting to wonder, truly and sincerely, if [director and former indie wunderkind] David Gordon Green is suffering from one of those brain tumors that radically alters one's personality...
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
January 27, 2012
One of those films for brainless nerds which Hollywood insists on churning out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
January 25, 2012
81 joyless minutes.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 22, 2012
Hugely dislikable...
Shaun Munro
What Culture
January 21, 2012
This is yet another David Gordon Green comedy that fails to tap into its dark, noirish potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 20, 2012
The Sitter is a lazy, write-by-numbers dramatic comedy that even has nauseating time for picking up a foxy lady.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
January 20, 2012
There are a few funny moments, but Gordon makes a mess trying to shake up the formula with too much sauce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
January 19, 2012
The picture is as laboured as its short-breathed protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
January 19, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 19, 2012
David Gordon Green's latest beer-soakage comedy contains one, just one, reminder of what made him a hugely promising independent filmmaker a decade ago.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
January 18, 2012
Nowhere near as funny as it ought to be and is badly let down by some dodgy racial stereotyping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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