Observe and Report

Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Dark, disturbing comedy is for adults only.

R 2009 82 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 16 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Darker For A Seth Rogen movie

This movie was dark and funny. Not the best Seth Rogen movie but still good. The end was great but very inappropriate. I believe kids should be allowed to watch most things when once there 13.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Rape Scene - No Redeeming Scenes

Deeply disturbing movie. Clearly sexual assault scene was terrible. Sexual coercion before and after by the main character. Racism, ableism, and very skewed perceptions of the police force. This is not a movie that would encourage helpful conversations on these issues either, it’s just terrible.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Movie Details

  • In theaters: April 10, 2009
  • On DVD or streaming: September 22, 2009
  • Cast: Anna Faris, Ray Liotta, Seth Rogen
  • Director: Jody Hill
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 82 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: pervasive language, graphic nudity, drug use, sexual content and violence
  • Last updated: March 31, 2022

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