Observe and Report Synopsis
A mall security officer (Seth Rogen) wants to prove his prowess by catching a flasher.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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50

Wall Street Journal

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Bobs and weaves between gross-out comedy and violent psychosexual drama, ultimately sliding into parody.
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OBSERVE AND REPORT. GRADE: B

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Per an actual advance press preview which I attended this Monday evening. This 86-minute black comedy stars Seth Rogen as a delusional optimistic determined mall security officer who takes his job...

Mel-brooks meets Tarantino humor

By Venom400
The movie is not hilarious , but it does keep you chuckling . The director put great amounts of effort into keeping the shock factor in here , just when you think the movie can't get any more...

Paul Blart vs. Ronnie Barnhardt

By elwoodfan77
I saw this at the SXSW Film Festival in Ausin last month. Halarious movie, and definitely a must-see. It's like the better, more perverted -- but funnier -- version of Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Seth...

Flat out Bad

By 4EverGreen
A vulgar and unfunny copy of Mall Cop (which wasn't a very good movie to start, IMHO). I took my teenage son and two of his friends to see this waste of $40. There were a couple of funny moments...

the deciding factor on if you should see this movie is

By Honest Feedback
if you are prepared to see a movie about several themes built around a basic top, carried out by actors portraying a range of characters. the movie followed a general theme of a particular length...

WHAT THE F....?

By lovestalentmoviefan
FIRST OF ALL "HONEST FEEDBACK" WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO IMPRESS?WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT.....?ANYHOO-TERRIBLE WASTE. NAKED ***** RUNNING AROUND A MALL,FULL VIEW FOR AT LEAST 5 MINUTES.WHAT A TERRIBLE...

Great Comedy

By MovieCritic4
Seth Rogen is staring in another comedy and it is almost a sure thing this will be another great one. If you are not sure if you will see this in theaters or not i will suggest spending the money and...

“OBSERVE & REPORT” -- I Watched, & Inform you to THINK TWICE before spending $ on this =

By jimchudnow
(Per an advance preview:) In ’08, SETH ROGEN starred in “PINEAPPLE EXPRESS”. To me, that supposed comedy disintegrated when uncalled-for extreme VIOLENCE was interjected into the story. I’m sorry to...

OMG - DON'T WASTE YOUR CASH

By lablady5
Ok, I thought Paul Blart:Mall Cop was bad. This movie was HORRIBLE. I see alot of movies, once if not twice a week. I loved Slumdog Millionaire, Dark Knight, Knowing, among many others - I'm not a...

Aw c'monnnnn people...

By movies_every_weekend
if you're not sensitive and you're into crude,crazy, "unnecessary humor", this movie is for YOU! if you're conservative, don't see it. wasn't seth rogen's best but hey, he's the man! this isn't one...

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For Graphic Nudity, Drug Use, Pervasive Language, Sexual Content and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Dark, disturbing comedy is for adults only.
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