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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 3, 2006
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AV Club
October 15, 2005
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Darren Reidy
Village Voice
October 12, 2005
The funniest scene is also the saddest: The kitchen crew, having cleaned up, watching the clock like New Year's, goes nuts when a couple is seated a minute before closing. This is pain.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 11, 2005
You can do gross-out stuff and be funny, but it has to have some decent dialogue and characters.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
October 7, 2005
As in waiting for it to be over.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 7, 2005
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
October 7, 2005
McKittrick's relentless vulgarity is wearing, but he's a strong visualist who keeps his shoestring-budget film looking fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
October 7, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 7, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
October 7, 2005
If you're planning to go out for dinner and a movie, Waiting... should be your last choice at the multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 7, 2005
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
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 7, 2005
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
October 7, 2005
The movie is a clumsy and uninspired mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tina-Louise Reid
L.A. Weekly
October 7, 2005
If side-splitting laughter is what you crave, Waiting... will leave you hungry for a slice of American Pie.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
October 7, 2005
The cast compensates by serving steaming-hot plates of gonzo enthusiasm, kicking things along with unhinged gusto even when Waiting stalls in anecdotal nothingness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
October 7, 2005
Between a couple of funny scenes and a bunch of unfunny gags, there's not much going on in Waiting ....
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 7, 2005
If you're looking for a hefty serving of rude fun with a side of light meaning, order up Waiting.
| Original Score: B-
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 7, 2005
It lays out a hearty, all-you-can-laugh buffet, served by some very fresh, in both senses of the word, waitstaff.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 7, 2005
Teenage boys will be in heaven. All others: Check, please.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
October 6, 2005
The cast sells the occasional one-liner, but a Reynolds smirk can take you only so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
October 6, 2005
It's lewd, crude and socially irredeemable.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 6, 2005
As someone who spent time in a steakhouse kitchen, I can say Waiting . . . comes close to reality, especially with its cast of characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 6, 2005
A witless farce about working at a chain restaurant that belongs in a circle of gross-out hell somewhere below Porky's and slightly above Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Love.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
October 6, 2005
This gross-out comedy takes place almost entirely inside a generic chain restaurant, and what happens inside the kitchen isn't pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 6, 2005
It makes you never want to go to a movie again.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 6, 2005
An ugly piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
October 6, 2005
Remember Office Space, with Jennifer Aniston as a flair-wearing Chotchkie's waitress? See, writer/director Mike Judge got his chain-dining establishment just right.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
October 6, 2005
I don't doubt that McKittrick, who understands how to shape characters, will have a movie career. It's only sad he had to sell out before making it to the starting gate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 6, 2005
The characters in Waiting... seem like types, not people. What they do and say isn't funny because someone real doesn't seem to be doing or saying it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
October 5, 2005
The rest of the laughs (when they eventually arrive; the first half hour is kinda bleak) are mostly scraped from the pit of your roiling stomach.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
October 4, 2005
The wait for laughs lasts the entire length of Waiting ...