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The Sitter Reviews

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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
Top Critic
December 8, 2011
Hill's trademark verbal hyperactivity never truly breaks through a script that's way more complicated than it needs to be.
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
December 8, 2011
A toxic landfill of a picture filled with pee jokes, poop jokes, fart jokes, sex jokes and drug jokes, all unfunny. Not to mention ethnic stereotypes, gay stereotypes, obnoxious children, loutish adults, car chases and exploding toilets.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Kate Erbland
Boxoffice Magazine
December 8, 2011
David Gordon Green is my favorite filmmaker of his generation, but The Sitter is one of the worst films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
December 8, 2011
Of today's working directors, is there a bigger genre-swapping sellout than David Gordon Green?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
January 25, 2012
81 joyless minutes.
Grae Drake
December 9, 2011
Where the movie comes to a complete halt is when it attempts to teach life lessons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
Emma Dibdin
Total Film
January 9, 2012
At 81 mins, The Sitter literally and figuratively falls short, flirting sporadically with real laughs but confining itself largely to bland fish-outof-water gags and romcom clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 7, 2011
The humor is crude and unoriginal, with an overreliance on racial stereotypes and the concept that small children saying anything remotely vulgar is hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 8, 2011
I am so very, very tired of movies like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
December 10, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
December 9, 2011
The script is just a lazy series of set-ups and its two premises collide uncomfortably.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Alonso Duralde
December 13, 2011
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.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 8, 2011
I hope Green one day finds a way to bridge the style and rhythm of his early pictures (the ones that didn't make money) and the bumper-car approach of "The Sitter."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
January 19, 2012
The picture is as laboured as its short-breathed protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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