Observe and Report
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At the Forest Ridge Mall, head of security Ronnie Barnhardt patrols his jurisdiction with an iron fist, combating skateboarders, shoplifters and the occasional unruly customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun. His delusions of grandeur are put to the test when the mall is struck by a flasher. Driven to protect and serve the mall and its patrons, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to showcase his underappreciated law enforcement talents on a grand scale, hoping his solution of this crime will earn a coveted spot at the police academy and the heart of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bracing, bleak and berserk, this is a film which laughs in the face of American intolerance, and comes up punch-drunk and grinning."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"It falls short of brilliant but it's a lot more daring than what passes for 'dark comedy' these days, and it reminds us that 'feel bad' comedies may not always be as funny as 'feel good' ones but, when they work, they can ultimately be more satisfying."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"This movie has a clever idea - what if a mall cop truly believed he was society's last protector? - and then wraps it up in stylish sight gags and muffles the message by making Ronnie just a garden-variety, everyday bipolar depressive."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"It's a full-scale, contemptuous attack on the mall mentality."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Seth Rogen hardens his Hanna-Barbera face to become what he's never been before: Damn scary. Fiendishly misanthropic, unnervingly funny and dangerously subversive, Jody Hill hybridizes "Taxi Driver" into a satire of major laughs and grim subtext."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"I don't think it's much of a comedy. The darkness overpowers everything."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Observe and Report is a lot better when it's being funny than when it's rummaging in the shadows."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"This is one of the best comedies of the decade, and I suggest you check it out immediately - just don't take your grandmother."
‑ Adam Ross, The Aristocrat
"A seriously bizarre little movie..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"That playlist proves that Observe and Report was shaped by a hip sensibility. Shame that sensibility didn't have more effect on the script."
‑ Mark Jenkins, NPR.org
"You don't relate or enjoy watching Seth Rogen's character on screen."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"I don't want to oversell it, but Observe and Report is the sort of offbeat studio movie that should be encouraged."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"For those who appreciate laughs spiked with venom."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"If you enjoy this film, it might just be time to examine the stability of your own psychological wellbeing. I loved Observe and Report, and that's a terrifying reality I have to deal with."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Rogen and writer-director Jody Hill wring out of it a scary-funny character study about a warped man and his twisted sense of what it means to be a hero."
‑ William Goss, Orlando Weekly
More reviews for Observe and Report on Rotten Tomatoes

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