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Boat Trip (2003)

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7

Average Rating: 2.6/10
Reviews Counted: 88
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 82

Boat Trip is a lame, juvenile farce that's heavy on stereotypes and desperate antics but short on brains and laughs.

8

Average Rating: 3/10
Critic Reviews: 24
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 22

Boat Trip is a lame, juvenile farce that's heavy on stereotypes and desperate antics but short on brains and laughs.

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Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 70,839

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Movie Info

Two guys looking for a respite from their bumpy romantic lives find themselves in the midst of a very confusing situation in this broad comedy. Jerry (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is a guy who thinks he's found the love of his life in Felicia (Vivica A. Fox), his beautiful longtime girlfriend. Jerry decides to propose to Felicia, and arranges for a hot-air balloon ride in order to create the ideal setting to pop the question. However, Felicia not only turns him down, she announces that she's leaving him

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Comedy

William Bigelow, Mort Nathan

Sep 30, 2003

$8.5M

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Cuba Gooding Jr. is the kind of guy who does ten minutes of shtick every time the little light in the fridge comes on.

March 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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This is a tasteless and tacky farce laced with cheap homophobic jokes and cringe-inducing stereotypes ...

March 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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The movie improves immeasurably if you visualize a looming iceberg in the corner of the frame.

March 25, 2003 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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This movie is so bland, I can't even bring myself to completely trash it with a one-star spike.

March 21, 2003 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Flouncing and preening, [Gooding] works hard to sell the movie's penile, puerile jokes, his strain so evident that it borders on sad.

March 21, 2003 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Boat Trip isn't all that funny, but it's consistent, at least, in its relentless pursuit of idiocy.

March 21, 2003 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
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Like a bad TV sitcom, the cruise ship plucks a stranded Swedish sun-tanning team from the ocean to comply with Hollywood's current unofficial cleavage quotient.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

It also has one of the most lame plots in the history of lame plots.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Only Cuba Gooding Jr., the Olivier of his generation, could pull off such a daring commentary on modern manners.

July 18, 2004 Full Review | Comments (3)

As painful as you imagine it is.

December 4, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

[Gooding's] performance here isn't as energetic as it is desperate.

September 11, 2003
Las Vegas Weekly

Esta comédia poderia até funcionar como um esquete do Saturday Night Live (o que combinaria até mesmo com o elenco), mas, como um longa de 94 minutos de duração, é irregular, cansativa e pouco original.

July 17, 2003 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Boat Trip goes bottoms up early.

July 2, 2003 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

No one comes off worse than Cuba Gooding, Jr., whom the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences could sue for defamation had the movie's advertisements put 'Academy Award winner' before his name.

June 27, 2003 Full Review

Apart from my disappointment that Roger Moore didn't use any funny Bond-related lines (let's face it, "license to drill" or "for your eyes only" would have been hilarious coming out of his mouth), the movie more than exceeded my expectations.

June 10, 2003
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If Boat Trip were a skin disease, you'd have whatever limb it was found on amputated at the base.

May 13, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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A lot of movies aim for the lowest common denominator. Boat Trip is merely low.

April 9, 2003 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
Nitrate Online

Poor Cuba Gooding Jr. After his surprising and deserving Oscar win in Jerry Maguire, his career has gone absolutely nowhere.

March 30, 2003 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

The real issue is that it is not funny.

March 29, 2003 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

It's enough to make you wonder, where's an iceberg when you need it?

March 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews

A mixed bag.

March 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Modamag.com
Modamag.com

Stale slapstick and predictable, raunchy sight gags (usually involving a banana).

March 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Cuba Gooding, Jr., fire your agent!

March 26, 2003 Full Review
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A supposedly gay-themed film made for people with an adolescent obsession with boobs and the egotistical sense that all gay men are hot for them (mostly evidenced by guys who wouldn't be cruised in Portsmouth on a pay night).

March 26, 2003 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Boat Trip

Movie for gays :|
February 28, 2010
3niR
Dead Angel

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horrible, cuba, what happened to your career?
November 30, 2009
sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

Had almost forgotten about this little travesty. It seems to think it is breaking new ground by telling us how normal gay people are. After making loads of gay jokes of course, which only a minute percent of are funny. Gooding Jr, should have his Oscar taken away.
August 27, 2006
kiriyamakazou

Super Reviewer

Is this a movie played by an Oscar winner? I see it like an amateur actor just trying to have fun at all. Nothing better from this movie...
June 2, 2006
ajaymuthecooldevils
Sanjaya 丘耀文

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