The Sitter Synopsis
An irresponsible baby sitter (Jonah Hill) takes a brood of rambunctious children to New York City.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,"...
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Big laughs from the beginning to the end...

By musiclw
Film turned out to be HILARIOUS! We laughed from the start of the film to the end. The children in the film were terrific little actors. Each child did an amazing job of capturing their...

The Sitter

By Go_2thematresses01
My wife and I enjoyed the movie, however, we agreed to call this one done in the " safe zone " for Jonah. Granted, the man rocks when it comes to his comedic roles, but there was nothing out of the...

Funny and good morals

By bilbo211
I was impressed. This wasn't just slapstick humor all the way through. It's nice to see a comedy with morals. Go and see this. You'll laugh and (gasp!) think....

Great movie to see

By kwink4
This is a funny movie that is rated R for a reason and not to bring kids to. Their was a family that bought their kids to and the first scene they would have left but not leave until half way...


By ashleyaussie
We loved this movie. It was super funny and I would rent it again once it's out on redbox. The whole crowd in the theater was cracking up. It also took a bit of a serious turn and was heart...


By blewin
The movie was funny, but not non stop funny. I definitely laughed a lot. Jonah Hill is awesome. If you like him and his other movies you definitely like this one....

Adventures in Babysitting 2011

By Oohsusieq
A lot of the quick humor we're used to from Jonah Hill. It's got some slow points, but the little girl in the movie keeps you on your toes and laughing. Irony and awkward moments at their best, as...

The Sitter

By hape2cuagain
The Sitter was okay... It did not put me to sleep... I liked the kids in the movie and how The Sitter gave them self-esteem... My fourteen year old son enjoyed it a lot and promised me that he...

Not worth the price or time

By jknation
I watched the trailer and thought that since it was pretty funny that the whole movie would surely be even funnier...but not so much...just about the only funny things in the movie were in the...

The Sitter

By isanangel
A modern day and more adult version of Adventures in Babysitting. It was a funyn movie but I could have waited to see it on DVD. Jonah Hill was great as the babysitter, and totally believable in his...

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Rated R | For Crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Hard-R misadventures are crazy and crass but still funny.
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