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Observe and Report (2009)

A movie directed by Jody Hill

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Not so Good

  • Apr 19, 2009
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Unfortunately all the funny scenes are in the commercials and after being plastered with the preview for the last few months until it's release  I found Observe and Report to be lacking.  The movie poorly walked a line between stupidity and darkness never wanting to jump into either area for too long.  

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September 26, 2009
I didn't think the movie was that bad. I hadn't seen Seth Rogen before and thought he was kinda funny and it's always good to see Anna Farris. Michael Pena's role while good was the weakest part with an over annunciated accent. I need to see it again and the ending was good.
April 24, 2009
You mean the trailer is funnier than the movie itself? That is annoying when they do that! Can you compare it to any other comedies you've seen, or is it sort of in a class of its own? Did you like anything about it at all? Just trying to see if maybe it is just not your type of movie but some people might like it, or if it is what you say it is regardless of how you look at it. Thanks!
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review by . July 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
  This movie was hilarious to me. I was very entertained during the whole time. When I looked at te cover I knew it would be hilarious. It ended up being so good to me that I watched it 3 time!... in 2 days (:   I never really got to see a movie trailer for this movie but when I was at the library looking for movies, it caught my eye.   I would give this movie 7 out of 10 stars and would recommend this movie to people who like comedy. But, if your sensitive and winy …
Quick Tip by . July 24, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Dimwitted mall cop who wants a shot at the big time police work while trying to catch a flasher. Not as funny as it could have been but the finale makes up for it big time.
review by . October 09, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
This film is for Seth Rogen fans. Those of you that love everything Seth Rogen does, are just waiting with bated breath to see the next stupid thing that he does and rip up laughing, this review you can skip. The Seth fanboys know they will love this movie, no matter what he does they will laugh. I like Seth Rogen as much as the next guy, this film, not so much.     The film starts off reasonably well. Seth Rogen plays Ronnie, a mall cop that is very serious about his job and …
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With sublime awkwardness, Seth Rogen throws himself into the role of a deluded, socially inept shopping mall security guard. Ronnie Barnhardt (Rogen) protects his little kingdom with a mixture of grandiose passion and borderline incompetence; he can’t catch a flasher in the parking lot or a thief with inside connections because his prejudices and desires cloud his ability to see what’s right in front of him--all he can see is the trashy cosmetics salesgirl Brandi (Anna Faris) who thinks he’s nothing but a creep. Though he resents the intrusion of a police detective (Ray Liotta), Ronnie decides to pursue his true dream: Becoming a cop so he can carry a gun. The plot isn’t what matters inObserve and Report--this comedy is about letting talented actors create strange characters with enough roots in reality to make them very, very funny. Even the supporting actors shine with a mixture of weirdness and banality, including Michael Peña (Crash) as Ronnie’s sidekick who turns out to have a secret life, and Celia Weston (Junebug) as Ronnie’s boozing and wildly inappropriate mother. Writer/director Jody Hill (The Fist Foot Way) has a gift for pushing an ordinary moment into comic exaggeration, though he doesn’t always find the right balance; every now and thenObserve and Reportveers into territory that’s funny, but undercuts the movie’s internal reality, and there are several moments of unexpectedly graphic violence that will...
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Director: Jody Hill
DVD Release Date: September 22, 2009
Runtime: 86 minutes
Studio: Warner Home Video
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