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½ February 14, 2019
Jonah Hill tries his hardest to carry this "Adventures in Babysitting" remix and at moments does a great job, but this movie really fell flat for me.

I would have loved to see this film not be so over the top on some of its comedic moments. It's almost as if this movie couldn't figure out who it's target audience was, there were moments of true depth and heartfelt sentiment and then moments of raunchy over the top antics. I don't necessarily understand why you would have these important life lessons that really are great for teens to hear mixed into a movie that no teen would be allowed to watch. I really wish they would have picked a lane and let the actors truly dive into their characters.

The shining character in this cast was Kylie Bunbury who is the only person who comes across as genuine and believable. I was hoping that Sam Rockwell would shine, but he plays to the craziness that this movie tries to encapsulate.

I'm disappointed that the great moments in this film won't be seen by teenagers because there are a few that really hit home. Probably won't watch again.
April 23, 2018
The Sitter
Directed By: David Gordon Gree
Starring: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, and Sam Rockwell
Plot: Noah, is not your typical entertain-the-kids-no-matter-how-boring-it-iskind of sitter. He's reluctant to take a sitting gig; he'd rather, well, be doing anything else, especially if it involves slacking. When Noah is watching the neighbor's kid he gets a booty call from his girlfriend in the city. To hook up with her, Noah takes to the streets, but his urban adventure spins out of control as he finds himself on the run from a maniacal drug lord.
Review: This movie tries way too hard to be funny. The whole film moves at an increasingly agonizing pace at it becomes more and more clear that you're actually waiting for something funny to happen. Not to say it doesn't happen; but the consistency is so off that it ruins the entire project. There's a certain level of bland, uninspired atmosphere that permeates the film, oozing out of it like a thick mud you cannot remove yourself from. And when you finally do, when the mood lightens and you actually catch yourself grinning or maybe even shocked to hear a chuckle cross your lips, you raise your foot from the mud...only to find your shoe still stuck in it. Relief turns back into aggravation and, more than anything else, you just want it to end. It feels like they were trying to make a dirty version of Adventures in Babysitting and its nowhere near that classic.
Rating: 4/10
Recommendation: Wait till it's on TV and you have 81 min to kill not worth spending any money on it not really worth the time either
½ March 30, 2018
Not much of a plot, but good for some laughs
½ August 4, 2017
Don't bother wasting your time on this one. I watched it, expecting something in the same sense of Superbad, but this movie is just boring, predictable, lazy, lacking in good. Characters and substance.. I would prefer Adventures in Babysitting over this.
May 4, 2017
Basically a rip-off of Adventures in Babysitting, but it was OK. Just stupid fun that is not to be taken too seriously. A little more crude than I care for. (First and only viewing - 6/21/2012)
½ February 18, 2017
Much better thank some high rated comedies !
February 14, 2017
Liberalism enforcers.
½ January 26, 2017
Noah (Jonah Hill) es un estudiante universitario que ha sido suspendido y vive con su madre divorciada. Una amiga de su madre requiere la ayuda de Noah ya que la niñea oficial está enferma y le pide que cuide de sus tres pequeños. Slater, un pequeño neurótico, Blithe, una nena obsesionada con el mundo pop y Rodrigo, un pequeño piromaníaco agresivo
½ January 18, 2017
Typical Jonah Hill comedy but really funny at times. Pretty cute
½ January 9, 2017
Take away Jonah Hill and this is a 0-star movie. He's the only good thing going for this lazy film.
½ August 16, 2016
This film is just gross by every stretch of the imagination...

.5/5
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
July 29, 2016
A good ish film but I was expecting a little more but not as bad most people say, Some funny moments but nothing we haven't seen before.
July 22, 2016
Jonah Hill and Sam Rockwell are the two that make the film watchable.
June 30, 2016
The Sitter is not really that funny. This is one of Jonah Hill's worst movies yet. The trailer to this movie looked good, but when you see the movie it isn't that good. I would somewhat suggest this movie.
½ February 15, 2016
I admit I enjoyed this movie because I kinda just enjoy Jonah Hill in any situation, but the whole concept is kinda played-out. Nothing really new to be seen here and being honest here, having the annoying kid ruining everything for everyone seems to be something hollywood producers think people love but I actually don't know anyone who really ever enjoyed that. Ever.
½ January 9, 2016
How "unprobable" can a story get? It has some semi-funny moments but most of the jokes just feel dull. The world wouldn't really care if this movie was never made..
November 3, 2015
As far as bad goes, this was really bad
½ October 17, 2015
mildly amusing teen romp. when all else goes to shit find romance.

tough times kids that have seemed to have had it easy get out on the town with there impromptu sitter intent on getting that all important favour for a beloved one in 'in' time
½ October 12, 2015
Actually had a ton of fun with this. Perfect Jonah Hill vehicle.
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