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Waiting Reviews

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Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
October 10, 2005
If McKittrick didn't work at a restaurant himself, he must have lived with someone who did.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
October 10, 2005
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
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
October 8, 2005
Not razor-sharp with its satire of the corporate restaurant culture as Office Space was with corporate office culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 8, 2005
A new classic of the 'sucky job' subgenre.
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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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
Ken Fox
TV Guide
October 7, 2005
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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.
| 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
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
October 7, 2005
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
October 7, 2005
Waiting needs more scenes with true bite, rather than tired shtick about stoner bus boys, rude customers, and 'The Game.'
| Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
October 7, 2005
While Waiting has value as a cautionary document, it's only intermittently funny.
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
October 7, 2005
The movie is best when it stops trying to be outrageous and simply goes about documenting the awful universals of the food-service experience.
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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
M.E. Russell
Oregonian
October 7, 2005
The scenes that work are really funny. But for every gag that flies there are at least one-and-a-half that don't.
| Original Score: C+
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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.
| 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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