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The Sitter Reviews

January 17, 2012
A noisy, unfocused, frequently annoying and intermittently offensive slapstick misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2011
It does not care for your soft comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
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
December 9, 2011
The Sitter seems to have a good heart, so why all the glib racism?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
December 9, 2011
A weirdly charming comedy that puts an irresponsible guy in charge of three unhappy kids. Who'll crumble first?
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
December 9, 2011
Somehow, even in this foul climate, Hill manages to stay likeable, although the strain definitely shows. The same cannot be said of director David Gordon Green.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 9, 2011
[Its] most valuable contribution to the cinematic landscape is its blessedly brief 80-minute running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 9, 2011
It's smart, funny, agreeably perverse and simultaneously abrupt and exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 9, 2011
[A] terribly unfunny and overwhelmingly raunchy film that stars the normally likable, or at least comically forgivable, Jonah Hill. He is neither here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 9, 2011
Jonah Hill bites off more than he can chew in this '80s up-all-night comedy.
December 8, 2011
This is a warped, terribly misguided and often incredibly tasteless film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
December 8, 2011
None of the story's squishiness come as a real surprise, though the thinness of the material and Mr. Green's apparent willingness to settle for so little do.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 8, 2011
[A] well-intentioned mess of a comedy so desperate for laughs it crams a half-dozen story arcs into the plot without telling one of them well.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 8, 2011
Sit this one out.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 8, 2011
As with many R-rated studio comedies, the transgressive humor isn't nearly as offensive as the phony sentiment that's supposed to redeem it.
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December 8, 2011
Hill's trademark verbal hyperactivity never truly breaks through a script that's way more complicated than it needs to be.
December 8, 2011
This ostensibly wild-and-crazy romp plays things too close to the book to feel genuinely wild or crazy.
December 8, 2011
A needlessly frenzied, pseudo-raunch comedy that whips up a whole lot of R-rated antics only to arrive at crunchy PG-13 lessons in love and tolerance.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 8, 2011
While The Sitter isn't that dumb, or dreadful, there really isn't much going on here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 8, 2011
It features a script that strains credulity well beyond the breaking point in one situation after another, that the characters are mostly not believable or particularly sympathetic and that the moral ethos of its protagonist borders on sociopathic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 8, 2011
Is it OK to wonder what alien has taken over David Gordon Green's body?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 8, 2011
[Green] seems to think slowly wiggling the camera, as if it were on a waterbed filled with Jell-O, will up the yuks. And Hill winds up as a junior-version Uncle Buck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 8, 2011
You'll probably be surprised at how much you end up enjoying it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 8, 2011
The Sitter is predicated on a belief that chunky Jonah Hill, or at least the persona he presents, is secretly supercool. While it turns out to be a wisp of a movie, on that front at least, it is persuasive.
December 8, 2011
This odious, hypocritical movie marks director David Gordon Green's transformation into full-on hack.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
December 8, 2011
"The Sitter" really fails in the physical comedy department with an assault of mean, humorless sight gags.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 8, 2011
The precocious naf behind George Washington hasn't disappeared entirely here -- it just takes a little squinting to see him.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
December 8, 2011
I am so very, very tired of movies like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4