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Observe and Report 2009

  • Jody Hill
  • April 10, 2009
  • 86 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Crime, Drama
Right now, the world needs a hero.
Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective, is recruited to close the case.


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A dark comedy about a bipolar mall cop (Seth Rogen) dealing with a flasher on the loose. The arrival of a ‘real’ police officer (Ray Liotta) causes some friction.

This came out at a similar time to Paul Blart but for two films with the same subject matter, they could not be further apart. Observe and Report is a black as night comedy, with a sometimes deeply unlikeable central character and an odd dead-pan tone. Toss in some surprisingly good action scenes, a touching romance and some great one-liners and you’ve got a decent comedy.

Not a masterpiece, but woefully underrated and a must see for those with a warped sense of humour.


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