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Waiting Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 19, 2011
...a spare premise that's utilized to surprisingly positive effect...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It made me laugh. Out loud, a lot, and wildly, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 27, 2006
Despite its flaws, it really is a funny, witty, and suprisingly charming slob comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
January 9, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Goldman
IGN Movies
November 10, 2005
A silly, awkward, but sometimes very funny movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 11, 2005
Rob McKittrick's debut is most successful at its simplest - unflinching in the way a lot of 20somethings talk and act in the company of friends.
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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
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 8, 2005
A new classic of the 'sucky job' subgenre.
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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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
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
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 7, 2005
Don't expect a message. Waiting is one thing and one thing only: rudely, profanely, obnoxiously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
October 7, 2005
Waiting... is rude, crude, childish and stupid, which is pretty much everything you want in a gross-out humour movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

E! Online
October 7, 2005
Ryan Reynolds' new comedy is like going to one of those T.G.I. Fridays-esque pub-restaurants that it spoofs: It's just okay, but it might leave you a bit queasy afterward.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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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
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 7, 2005
Its particular brand of puerile humor is often well-played enough to earn laughs -- though it could still use some improvement.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight
July 1, 2006
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Andrew Pulver
Observer (UK)
June 3, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 3, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 3, 2006

Boston Phoenix
October 15, 2005

Baltimore Sun
October 15, 2005
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AV Club
October 15, 2005
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