Observe and Report
This clichéd movie would be far better set in the 80's,
as opposed to the 21st century and stars Seth Rogen as Ronnie, a tough
yet stupid security guard at a local Mall. His team of ‘elite’ dropkicks
includes two slightly overweight twins and his right hand man, Dennis
(Michael Peña) who plays a sleazy looking Hispanic as they enforce
justice in the mall.
Their role of course is to ensure that the Mall does not
fall prey to shoplifters, graffiti artists and skateboarders and of
course a healthy dose of humour and innuendo are thrown in for good
measures. The main character is Ronnie who has the hots for one of the
staff in the makeup area of a department store. Of course, she has no
interest in Ronnie and to compound the situation, Ronnie lives with his
Our little redheaded psychopath Ronnie, soon meets in his
match in Detective Harrison (Ray Liotta) who is investigating a string
of crimes at mall, that includes a peeping tom and overnight burglaries.
Ronnie hampers his investigation as he wants to become the hero in his
town and you're
pretty much already know how it's
going to end from their. Of course both bump heads like bulls and to add
another clichéd twist to the story, Ronnie is obliviously to the
flirtings of a worker in a coffee store.
Unfortunately the flow of comedy ranges from gut
bustingly funny to horrendous and Rogen seems a little lost as this
disgruntled security guard with a large 'L'
for loser tattooed on his head. Ultimately, Observe and Report has a few
moments of entertainment value, however in the end, it seems too forced
and contrived to be truly enjoyable.
Better as a rental than a buy!