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Observe and Report
  • R
  • 1h 26m
  • 2009
Rotten51%
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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. That day comes when the mall is struck by a flasher and Ronnie Barnhardt chooses to do more on the job than just Observe and Report. Seth stars as Barnhardt, whose delusions of grandeur drive him to showcase his underappreciated law enforcement talents, hoping to nab the flasher and win the heart of his elusive dream girl, Brandi (Anna Faris--Mama's Boy), the hot makeup-counter girl. However, Barnhardt's actions launch a turf war with equally competitive Detective Harrison of the local police department. Now, Barnhardt must not only catch the flasher, but he must do it before the real police can in this ribald comedy.
© 2009 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten51%
Critics Consensus: Though it has a mean streak, and does not cater to all tastes, Observe and Report has gut-busting laughs and a fully committed Seth Rogen in irresistible form.
Reviews
Time Out
Hank Sartin
Rotten

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Joshua Rothkopf
Fresh

December 14, 2018
Time Out
Tom Huddlestone
Fresh

Bracing, bleak and berserk, this is a film which laughs in the face of American intolerance, and c...

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz
Rotten

I don't think it's much of a comedy. The darkness overpowers everything.

December 14, 2018
At the Movies
Ben Lyons
Rotten

You don't relate or enjoy watching Seth Rogen's character on screen.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dark, disturbing comedy is for adults only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while this dark, disturbing comedy may be funny, it's very different from star Seth Rogen's other R-rated raunchfests. It has all of the language, strong sexual content (including full-frontal male nudity), drinking, and drug use of Judd Apatow-style comedies but doesn't have any of their underlying heart. Plus, it has some scenes of brutal violence and a sex scene in which the main female character is so drunk that the encounter could easily be seen as an assault. While mature teens and grown-ups will likely understand that the main character isn't being presented as a hero, it's still not appropriate for young people.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:April 10, 2009
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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