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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 26 )
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    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The Sitter is not (Funny). At all. By any definition, although an argument might be made for the alternate meanings "perplexing," "deceptive" and "slightly unwell." show more

  • 38
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    There's nothing wrong in the setup: It worked fine in films like "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Uncle Buck." But director David Gordon Green populates the movie with so many soap opera asides it's hard to keep count. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    While The Sitter isn't that dumb, or dreadful, there really isn't much going on here. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The Sitter is not only an atrocious shout-out to bad '80s comedies, it's also the kind of movie Jonah Hill should look at as a crass blast from his past. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Hill shows less snark and agitation than usual here, and the restraint serves him well. show more

  • 30

    None of it is inherently funny - as evidenced by how many scenes depend for a punchline on Hill swearing at one child or another. show more

  • 65

    The Sitter's a lazy ramble of a movie that's amusing enough to hold your gaze for 81 minutes while leaving you feeling a little cheated when it's over. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    It's smart, funny, agreeably perverse and simultaneously abrupt and exhausting. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The Sitter pushes the envelope with such sloppy gusto that you have to give in occasionally, and its comic timing finds its rhythm about every fifth joke. show more

  • August 07, 2012 ro00000000128209
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    Agreed. Very borderline/average comedy. Some funny parts, but nothing super special.

  • July 31, 2012 pn00000000128056
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    An average comedy movie with no meaning but hey i laught a little so no harm was done.

  • June 04, 2012 aw00000000112866
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    Gave me a good laugh.

  • April 12, 2012 sr00000000118364
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    An ok flick. The laughter it created was sufficient.

  • January 13, 2012 ancgra5279
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    I thought it was humourously comic.. could of used more laughter though. I like parts played by some actors. The lil\' girl was right on, Soul baby part was short but cool, The sister decking the sitter was cool, Erique\'s part was cool. And Noah, well he was funny, and cool.

  • January 09, 2012 kareil3
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    All I can say is I want my money back. The worst movie I ever saw.

  • December 30, 2011 alrtinindy
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    couple of funny scenes, but really never goes anywhere

  • December 30, 2011 tscody007
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    this was embarrassing to watch especially when there were 9yr olds in the movie. nasty sex about ********, stupid jokes, crappy acting,queers, cocain, sex sex sex with kid actors saying nasty stuff. Is nobody in these theaters or parents keep their kids from this crap. total **** movie. the scum producers are scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  • December 29, 2011 Gary
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    I think I\'ve seen this before, but it was calld \"Adventures in Babysitting\" starring Elizabeth Shue.

  • December 26, 2011 fromdanny
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    I can\'t believe people like Jonah Hill and people like him get away with projects they title movies. This was as boring as it gets, with a punch line here and there, I\'m sure they laugh all the way to the bank. People who say this \"slapped together\" project is halarious are exagerrating for sure. And one more patience has been worn out having homosexuality being crammed down my throat with almost every film being made these days. I\'m not buying it. With all that said.....peace out.

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