New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It's smart, funny, agreeably perverse and simultaneously abrupt and exhausting.
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The Sitter's 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.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
While The Sitter isn't that dumb, or dreadful, there really isn't much going on here.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Sitter pushes the envelope with such sloppy gusto that you have to give in occasionally, and its comic timing finds its rhythm about every fifth joke.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Hill shows less snark and agitation than usual here, and the restraint serves him well.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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.
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
There's nothing wrong in the setup: It worked fine in films like "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Uncle Buck." But director David Gordon Green populates the movie with so many soap opera asides it's hard to keep count.
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None of it is inherently funny - as evidenced by how many scenes depend for a punchline on Hill swearing at one child or another.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The Sitter is not only an atrocious shout-out to bad '80s comedies, it's also the kind of movie Jonah Hill should look at as a crass blast from his past.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The Sitter is not (Funny). At all. By any definition, although an argument might be made for the alternate meanings "perplexing," "deceptive" and "slightly unwell."
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39 out of 100
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