Head of security Ronnie Barnhard (Rogen) patrols his shopping mall jurisdiction with an iron fist, combating skateboarders, shoplifters, and the occasional unruly customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun. Ronnie's delusions of grandeur are tested when the mall is struck by a flasher. Plays it way more dark than you'd expect from the cast and the ad campaign. Rogen works against his everyman-likability by relying on sexist, racist, homophobic, and sterotypical rent-a-cop mentality, so it's definitely not for everyone. On the heel of Kevin James' "Paul Blart: Mall Cop", this one plays like "Travis Bickle: Mall Cop." Faris is genuinely funny as the ditzy blond object of Rogen's misguided affection.
Jody Hill's excellent and sure-to-be divisive Observe and Report takes the average comedy about goofy authority figures and turns it on its head. Hill, Seth Rogen, and the rest of the talented team behind this truly twisted movie recognize that if one was to honestly look at characters like Paul ...Read More