The Sitter
The Sitter (2011)

When the world's most irresponsible babysitter takes three of the world's worst kids on an unforgettable overnight adventure through the streets of New York City, it's anyone's guess who's going to make it home in one… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 9, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2012
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its recycled plot, misguided gags, and formula performance from Jonah Hill, The Sitter adds up to another disappointing entry from director David Gordon Green.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

A noisy, unfocused, frequently annoying and intermittently offensive slapstick misfire.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Richard Haridy

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.

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Laremy Legel

It does not care for your soft comedy.

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Rafer Guzman

The Sitter seems to have a good heart, so why all the glib racism?

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Ben Kendrick

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.

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Alonso Duralde

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.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

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.

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Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Sitter is a pretty bad comedy that just doesn't stand out. The way that the film is executed is using clichés and predictable storytelling. The film… More
Albert Kim
Sooooo bad. Jonah Hill's a comedic gangster, but he can only do so much with such an awful script. "The Sitter" is, straight up, a piece of… More
Daniel Perry
An update on Adventures in Babysitting for a new generation, and no less watchable.
Japes .
It seems like a funny movie, but it's not really ha ha funny. It's more stupid funny. And near the end it's not funny at all. The babysitter is… More
Nicki Marie
Gets off to a promising start, but ultimately gets less funny as it goes along. I really liked the little girl character - she is hilarious. The El Salvador boy… More
Phil Hubbs
I like Jonah Hill and his tubby antics, at first I didn't really dig him but he has definitely grown on me over time. I think he is good as a retro kind of… More