A brief observation on 'Observe and Report'

observe_and_report_b This film is either a serious satire on the encroachment of violence into everyday American life, the absurd over-reactions of the authorities to any infraction of their vision of the American Dream, the push-pull anaesthetising and goading of a generation through the over-diagnosis of mental health problems and the transformation of community retail into malls-as-mildly-sanitised-police-states, or it's one of the most offensive, unempathetic, and irresponsible films ever made.