Ben Oliver

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Observe and Report

I just want you to know I’m gonna make a change. I’m switching to beer.
22 August 2016

A dark comedy about a bipolar mall cop (Seth Rogen) dealing with a flasher on the loose. The arrival of a ‘real’ police officer (Ray Liotta) causes some friction.

This came out at a similar time to Paul Blart but for two films with the same subject matter, they could not be further apart. Observe and Report is a black as night comedy, with a sometimes deeply unlikeable central character and an odd dead-pan tone. Toss in some surprisingly good action scenes, a touching romance and some great one-liners and you’ve got a decent comedy.

Not a masterpiece, but woefully underrated and a must see for those with a warped sense of humour.