Observe and Report (2009)

Rated: R for pervasive language, graphic nudity, drug use, sexual content and violence.
Length: 86 minutes
Grade: DNF—F
Budget: $18 million
Box Office: $31 million (24 U.S., 1 Intl., 6 DVD)

Written and Directed by: Jody Hill (Foot Fist Way)
Starring: Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Michael Pena, and Anna Faris.
Summary: A flasher is terrorizing a mall, and a dysfunctional mall cop and a detective vie for the affection of a blonde make-up girl who was a victim.

20 minutes. And I’ve got to be honest, that was 17 minutes longer than I should have watched it. I was really looking forward to this movie, mostly because Seth Rogen is usually so entertaining, even in his vulgar roles like Knocked Up. In this case, and I don’t remember this ever happening before, I actually considered quitting during the opening credits. It just gave me a sense that this would be an unfunny, uncharitable look at mall life and mall cops. I had been hoping this might be a funny version of Paul Blart, not funnier, but funny at all. I was wrong. It was equally unfunny, but a hundred times more vulgar.
Overall Grade: F No, no, no, no, no!

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