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Observe and Report

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Overall 6
6.0
Audio 7
7.0

Observe and Report

BluRay Authority
28 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I find it simply amazing how different studios seem to put “twin” movies out in the same calendar year. Think “Tombstone” and “Wyatt Earp” back in 1993 or “Dante’s Peak” and “Volcano” in 1997 and now we have “Observe and Report” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” in the same year. Truthfully, I had no idea that there was that much call for a film about a mall security guard, let alone two but it goes to show you what I know.
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Overall 3
3.0

In Theaters: Observe and Report

movieline
10 August 2010
  • Excerpt: If you've seen its red-band trailer , then you've seen the best of Observe and Report , the nasty little comedy that, with any luck, signals the end of the mall-cop micro-genre. You've seen Seth Rogen's anti-Blart, leading his rogue security detail in a quest to nab the flasher threatening his retail idyll. You've seen him defending the honor of his cosmetics-counter dream girl, the flasher's most distressed victim.
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Overall 4
4.0

Observe and Report

High-Def Digest
1 October 2009
  • Conclusion: What more can I say? 'Observe and Report' is crude, inmature, and insults the viewers' intelligence. There's also a major problem when we can't warm up to the main character at all, and that in turn severely diminishes the impact of any potential comedy. Fans looking for supplements will only find them on this Blu-ray version, which does come with competent audio and video, but this is one film you have to enter at your own risk.
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Observe and Report

Sound & Vision Magazine
30 September 2009
  • Excerpt: At the Forest Ridge Mall, head of security Ronnie Barnhardt patrols his jurisdiction with an iron fist. The master of his domain, he combats skateboarders, shoplifters and the occasional unruly customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun. Ronnie's delusions of grandeur are put to the test when the mall is struck by a flasher.
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Overall 4
4.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 4
4.0

Observe and Report Review

DoBlu
22 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Observe and Report is an odd, bizarre movie. What initially seems like an R-rated version of Paul Blart becomes dark, hard to watch, and terribly unfunny. Seth Rogen is Ronnie, the head of mall security with (as we learn later) bi-polar disorder. He flies off the handle randomly, and it is hard to tell whether or not it is his condition or his general lack of intelligence is playing a role in this behavior.
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Overall 7
7.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Extras 5
5.0

Observe and Report (2009)

blu-ray.com
20 September 2009
  • Conclusion: I should probably feel guilty for laughing as much as I did, but as far as I'm concerned, Observe and Report is one of the funniest comedies of 2009. While it's far from perfect, I have a feeling I'll be revisiting Forest Ridge again in the near future. Warner's high definition efforts slapped a grin on my face as well.
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Overall 5
5.0

Observe and Report Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
10 April 2009
  • Summary: Seth Rogen takes a darkly comic turn as a security guard with delusions of grandeur.
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Overall 8
8.0

Observe and Report

Cinema Blend
10 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Even dangerous lunatics have dreams. Just because you’re crazy doesn’t mean you can’t aspire to something higher, greater than yourself. All his life Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen) has dreamed of serving something bigger than he is, all his life he’s dreamed of justice. Unfortunately Ronnie’s view of justice isn’t exactly the norm.
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Overall 6
6.4

Observe And Report

AV Club
9 April 2009
Overall 6
6.0

Observe And Report

Empire Online
5 October 2010
  • Conclusion: An odd one. Rogen’s latest clown is an angry, confused man who you never feel entirely comfortable laughing at. There are laughs — you’ll just feel guilty afterwards...
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