Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
Watch On
  1. The superb character actor Celia Weston (In the Bedroom) is truly breathtaking as Ronnie's boozer mom.
  2. Observe and Report is the rare "action-comedy" (almost always a muddled hybrid) that earns its cathartic climax. The blood is real because the psychosis is real. But somehow--the magic of comedy--it's also uproarious.
  3. You can't root for Ronnie. You can't identify with him. You can't hope he gets the girl – any girl. But you may want to look on with stunned fascination as he ticks away, ready to explode.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 113 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 46
  2. Negative: 18 out of 46
  1. MichaelF
    Apr 11, 2009
    10
    Absolutely hilarious. A bipolar hero? I was rooting for him!
  2. Sep 11, 2011
    5
    Overall a pretty funny movie, but a bit irritating if you're the type to notice details, like how Seth Rogen can commit crime after crime inOverall a pretty funny movie, but a bit irritating if you're the type to notice details, like how Seth Rogen can commit crime after crime in public, sometimes against police themselves, with little repercussion. Or how handfuls of pills and alcohol aren't lethal. Full Review »
  3. Nov 22, 2014
    2
    Brutal, absolutely brutal. I love Seth Rogen but you'd have a hard time trying to convince me to watch this again. This one is just tooBrutal, absolutely brutal. I love Seth Rogen but you'd have a hard time trying to convince me to watch this again. This one is just too similar to Paul Blart Mall Cop, and its not nearly as funny. Its even got Anna Farris as the love interest just like Mall Cop. Full Review »