91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The superb character actor Celia Weston (In the Bedroom) is truly breathtaking as Ronnie's boozer mom.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
You can't root for Ronnie. You can't identify with him. You can't hope he gets the girl – any girl. But you may want to look on with stunned fascination as he ticks away, ready to explode.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Funny as hell.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Funnier than the silliest comedy because it's surprisingly real.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
As funny as it is sick (and it's plenty of both).
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70

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
While it stops before sliding too far into the darkness,Observe and Report hits a lot of bull's-eyes by aiming for the gut, not easy belly laugh.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This new movie is crazier, scarier, funnier, and more bewildering. It's the strangest movie I expect to see from a Hollywood studio for the rest of the year.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Where "Mall Cop" is broad, safe and sticks to a formula, Observe and Report is unabashedly crude, cynical, off-kilter and funnier.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Barring a Terry Zwigoff return to "Bad Santa" territory, it's hard to imagine a filmmaker embracing this dubious hero to the extent writer-director Jody Hill does.
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50

Wall Street Journal

Bobs and weaves between gross-out comedy and violent psychosexual drama, ultimately sliding into parody.
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54 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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