The Sitter - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Sitter Reviews

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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
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
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
Marsha McCreadie
Film Journal International
January 6, 2012
Warning! Though The Sitter obliges with all the elements crowd-pleasing filmmakers think they need these days-oral sex, flatulence, drugs, car smash-ups, guns 'n violence, hints of S&M, twisted adolescents-it's a sweet-natured film in disguise.
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 17, 2011
Profane and for grownups only, 'The Sitter' is a raunchy fish-out-of-water story that's hilarious at times. Don't let the title fool you: This is extremely R-rated, as well it should be, and certainly isn't appropriate for children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2011
Despite its deficiencies -- and they are many -- The Sitter is a dumb comedy made by smart people who know how to make you have fun despite what might be in your best interests.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rick Kisonak
Seven Days
December 14, 2011
Moneyball may be the movie that finally nabs Hill a nomination, but it's The Sitter that lets him knock one out of the comedy park.
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
December 14, 2011
It does not care for your soft comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
December 13, 2011
It ain't PC, but with Hill's timing and Bender's Kardashian act, it's a stoner's delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
December 10, 2011
The subversive streak and a hilarity courtesy of Sam Rockwell makes it worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Thomas Leupp
Hollywood.com
December 9, 2011
Rarely have I laughed out loud and rolled my eyes so often in the same film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
December 9, 2011
Hill plays Noah with just the right amount of self-loathing, deep down convinced of his own merit, not needing to humiliate anyone to prove it.
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
December 9, 2011
A weirdly charming comedy that puts an irresponsible guy in charge of three unhappy kids. Who'll crumble first?
| Original Score: 3/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
December 9, 2011
Hill's misadventures are crazy and crass but still funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
December 9, 2011
Jonah Hill stands tall in 'Sitter'
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
December 9, 2011
If you can get past that rude-awakening opening - and some of the rougher humor - there's a comedy here. And probably the last halfway acceptable one of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 9, 2011
It's smart, funny, agreeably perverse and simultaneously abrupt and exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
December 8, 2011
A crasser but very nearly as sweet unofficial remake of 1987's "Adventures in Babysitting."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
December 8, 2011
It's hard to find much originality in The Sitter due to its overused high concept premise, but Jonah Hill's voice and David Gordon Green's vision do shine through.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Alison Willmore
Movieline
December 8, 2011
A lazy ramble of a movie that's amusing enough to hold your gaze for 81 minutes while leaving you feeling a little cheated when it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
December 8, 2011
You'll probably be surprised at how much you end up enjoying it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Richard Roeper
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
December 14, 2011
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