• R, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Rob McKittrick
    In Theaters:
    Oct 7, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 7, 2006
  • Lions Gate
  • Waiting
    2 minutes 13 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Waiting Reviews

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Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

If McKittrick didn't work at a restaurant himself, he must have lived with someone who did.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2005
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

If you think 'Deuce Biglaow: European Gigolo' is the worst movie of the year. Wrong! 'Waiting' is the winner by a mile.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/10

October 10, 2005
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Not razor-sharp with its satire of the corporate restaurant culture as Office Space was with corporate office culture.

Full Review Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas) | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 8, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

A new classic of the 'sucky job' subgenre.

Full Review Source: New Times

October 8, 2005

If you're planning on a dinner-and-movie date, make sure you have dinner FIRST (preferably at a restaurant where you can watch them cook your food).

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 8, 2005
Mike Clark
USA Today
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As in waiting for it to be over.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1/4

October 7, 2005
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

An obvious but undeniably funny mix of National Lampoon's Animal House and Clerks, writer-director Rob McKittrick's feature debut is a comedy for those without a gag reflex and for shut-ins who never plan to eat in a restaurant ever again.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

October 7, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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A puerile excuse for humour, perfectly described by one of the characters, in a rare moment of insight, as 'an exercise in retarded homophobic futility.'

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/5

October 7, 2005
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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McKittrick's relentless vulgarity is wearing, but he's a strong visualist who keeps his shoestring-budget film looking fresh.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 7, 2005
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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This movie's two goals are to be over-the-top funny and remind audience members what it feels like to be in your early 20s without a plan, and it's a complete success in both areas.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

October 7, 2005
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

Whether via Jennifer Aniston's waitress character in Office Space or your own acne-aggravating teenage stint in front of a fryer, you've probably seen these situations, and these jokes, before.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 7, 2005
Timothy Knight
Reel.com

Waiting needs more scenes with true bite, rather than tired shtick about stoner bus boys, rude customers, and 'The Game.'

| Original Score: 2/4

October 7, 2005
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

While Waiting has value as a cautionary document, it's only intermittently funny.

October 7, 2005
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

The movie is best when it stops trying to be outrageous and simply goes about documenting the awful universals of the food-service experience.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

October 7, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Waiting makes us wait too long between laughs. But its sly awareness of the people and the work might transport you back to that Pizza Hut, Olive Garden or T.G.I. Friday's in your own "Order up!" past.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2005
M.E. Russell
Oregonian

The scenes that work are really funny. But for every gag that flies there are at least one-and-a-half that don't.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C+

October 7, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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If you're planning to go out for dinner and a movie, Waiting... should be your last choice at the multiplex.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

October 7, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The sophomorically crude comedy Waiting... confirms your worst suspicions about both the staff in chain restaurants -- and indie filmmakers desperate to be noticed.

| Original Score: 1/4

October 7, 2005
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Rob McKittrick's sour debut is such an obvious candidate for the direct-to-video shelf, someone will surely be demoted for sending it into actual theaters.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

October 7, 2005
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
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The movie is a clumsy and uninspired mess.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 7, 2005
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