Writing from South by Southwest, Variety‘s Joe Leydon is calling Jody Hill‘s Observe and Report (Warner Bros., 4.10) a “shockingly and sometimes discomfortingly funny comedy about an unstable security guard (Seth Rogen) who views himself as vigilant protector — and, occasionally, avenging angel — while patrolling a suburban shopping mall.”

The film starts with a setup “that could have been played for sitcom jokiness and family-friendly slapstick,” and yet Hill “attempts something much darker, if not downright transgressive.” (Sounds like a James Rocchi film! ) The result is a pic that’s “bound to divide auds and critics into love-it-or-leave-it camps when it opens April 10th. It’s a gamble that might pay off handsomely for Warners. Or not.”