The Sitter
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A noisy, unfocused, frequently annoying and intermittently offensive slapstick misfire."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"For every laugh offered by The Sitter, there are five minutes of boredom and at least one failed scene of would-be "dramatic" character building."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The Sitter is mediocrity at its finest; too boring to hate and too forgettable to get angry about. Save your money and rewatch Uncle Buck instead."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"An interesting example of the trailer being better than the film, not because it gave away all the good scenes, but because the scenes are only funny in a vacuum."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"I'm a child of the 80s, as is Green. So his raunchy homage to Adventures in Babysitting did not go without notice. Unfortunately, it did not go with much laughter either."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"It does not care for your soft comedy."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"The Sitter seems to have a good heart, so why all the glib racism?"
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Anyone expecting The Sitter to be an especially memorable trip to the theater may just want to give their own babysitter the night off and stay home with the kids."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"The Sitter is a pretty funny, absurdist 'worst babysitter ever' story that gives glimpses of serious commentary disguised by dick jokes and the David Gordon Green Pineapple Express & Your Highness ethos - without ever surpassing it's predecessors."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"A crass, but sweet nod to Uncle Buck, flavored with funny characters, a few sparks of drama, and a few too many cliches."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"The Sitter wants to have its urinal cake and eat it too, pushing the envelope of taste one minute and then delivering maudlin little life lessons the next."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"Hill plays Noah with just the right amount of self-loathing, deep down convinced of his own merit, not needing to humiliate anyone to prove it."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"The Sitter is a mess because of a lot of things, but most of the blame should be focused on a lazy script that could have been written in a single afternoon."
‑ Benjo Colautti, We Got This Covered
"Hill has a natural talent for making any situation funny with his deadpan humor, but in The Sitter it only goes so far."
‑ Eric Melin,
"I don't think I'm too demanding. All I ask for in a comedy is that it be funny. And in "The Sitter," too often gross-outs and foul language substitute for humor."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
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