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The Sitter Reviews

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January 4, 2019
The Sitter runs under an hour and a half, but sitting in a dark theater, forced to watch it, you feel that hours of your life are slipping by.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 1, 2018
It's offensive, yes; but it doesn't offend me as a humorist, it offends me as an individual with an I.Q. in the triple digits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
November 25, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 2, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 17, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
August 22, 2012
An interesting example of the trailer being better than the film, not because it gave away all the good scenes, but because the scenes are only funny in a vacuum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
April 26, 2012
The Sitter is a pretty funny, absurdist 'worst babysitter ever' story that gives glimpses of serious commentary disguised by dick jokes and the David Gordon Green Pineapple Express & Your Highness ethos - without ever surpassing it's predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 2012
Hill has a natural talent for making any situation funny with his deadpan humor, but in The Sitter it only goes so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 6, 2012
I'm a child of the 80s, as is Green. So his raunchy homage to Adventures in Babysitting did not go without notice. Unfortunately, it did not go with much laughter either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 22, 2012
A crass, but sweet nod to Uncle Buck, flavored with funny characters, a few sparks of drama, and a few too many cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 21, 2012
I don't think I'm too demanding. All I ask for in a comedy is that it be funny. And in "The Sitter," too often gross-outs and foul language substitute for humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 2, 2012
I'm starting to wonder, truly and sincerely, if [director and former indie wunderkind] David Gordon Green is suffering from one of those brain tumors that radically alters one's personality...
January 27, 2012
The movie is funny right from the start, tells its story economically and never comes close to wearing out its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 27, 2012
One of those films for brainless nerds which Hollywood insists on churning out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 25, 2012
81 joyless minutes.
January 22, 2012
Hugely dislikable...
January 21, 2012
This is yet another David Gordon Green comedy that fails to tap into its dark, noirish potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 20, 2012
The Sitter is a lazy, write-by-numbers dramatic comedy that even has nauseating time for picking up a foxy lady.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 20, 2012
There are a few funny moments, but Gordon makes a mess trying to shake up the formula with too much sauce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 19, 2012
The picture is as laboured as its short-breathed protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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