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The Sitter Reviews

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December 8, 2011
I hope Green one day finds a way to bridge the style and rhythm of his early pictures (the ones that didn't make money) and the bumper-car approach of "The Sitter."
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 19, 2012
The picture is as laboured as its short-breathed protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 9, 2011
While I would never claim that The Sitter was the worst film I saw in 2011, I think it is the film that most bitterly disappointed me this year.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 9, 2011
Director David Gordon Green stops pushing buttons and settles for the mundane when the movie demands the offbeat and the dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 8, 2011
This is a warped, terribly misguided and often incredibly tasteless film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
December 9, 2011
[A] terribly unfunny and overwhelmingly raunchy film that stars the normally likable, or at least comically forgivable, Jonah Hill. He is neither here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 11, 2011
Dull and instantly forgettable, a nostalgia trip that takes you nowhere worth going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 15, 2011
An oddly frantic and mostly unfunny mess.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 9, 2011
With its messy script and weirdly edgy tone, The Sitter, a third straight R-rated comedy from one-time art house auteur David Gordon Green, is an oddity even by the standards of its own genre.
December 11, 2011
A truly odious and repugnant comedy, the first I can remember in which I spent the entire running time rooting for the hero to get arrested.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 17, 2012
A noisy, unfocused, frequently annoying and intermittently offensive slapstick misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 9, 2011
a slight, 70-plus minute stumble that continues the debate of aesthetics vs. selling-out
| Original Score: 1.5/5
December 8, 2011
[Green] seems to think slowly wiggling the camera, as if it were on a waterbed filled with Jell-O, will up the yuks. And Hill winds up as a junior-version Uncle Buck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 8, 2011
None of the story's squishiness come as a real surprise, though the thinness of the material and Mr. Green's apparent willingness to settle for so little do.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 8, 2011
That sound you hear is Adventures in Babysitting breathing a sigh of relief, now confident in the knowledge that it still holds the crown as the top babysitting movie of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 8, 2011
Doesn't stick around for long, but still manages to overstay its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 9, 2011
With his seventh feature film The Sitter, [Green] appears to have simply given up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 18, 2012
Hill's streetwise-nerd shtick ensures that The Sitter is not without chuckles. They just don't all belong in the same film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 9, 2011
An ugly little exercise in tedium whose chief selling points are its abbreviated running time (even with end credits, it barely passes the 80-minute mark) and the fact that it is slightly better than "Your Highness"
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 8, 2011
It features a script that strains credulity well beyond the breaking point in one situation after another, that the characters are mostly not believable or particularly sympathetic and that the moral ethos of its protagonist borders on sociopathic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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