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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
October 7, 2005
Scattershot and under the mistaken assumption that vulgarity is its own reward, Waiting isn't about waiting tables. It's about a group of unlikable and obnoxious jerks who have found one roof under which they can be obnoxious and unlikable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 6, 2005
Endlessly, tediously, mind-meltingly worthless.
| Original Score: F
Edward Douglas
October 7, 2005
I completely blame Kevin Smith for the existence of this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 6, 2005
The difference is Clerks was funny and Waiting is not.
| Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 6, 2005
Waiting... serves up a stale dish of dim-witted drivel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
June 3, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
October 6, 2005
Looking like a high school drama project made for a couple of twenties over a long weekend, Waiting is labored and rarely funny.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Cole Smithey
April 19, 2009
Luis Guzman is especially funny as a sex-crazed head cook obsessed with a staff game that becomes a centerpiece of the film's humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Marder
October 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joshua Tyler
October 7, 2005
There's nothing here but penis jokes and the glorification of statutory rape.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
An undercooked, overdone raunchy comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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
David Cornelius
January 30, 2006
We have to watch [the cast] struggle and squirm just to make each scene not as horrible as the last.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 13, 2005
The only things you'll find on the menu are rancid leftovers.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Willie Waffle
October 6, 2005
I want Ryan Reynolds' career and his abs ... he'll always get a phone call when Vince Vaughn turns down a role.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 26, 2007
Some jokes hit their mark, but mostly in "Waiting%u2026," what you're really waiting for is inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 6, 2005
... don't watch this film unless you have a high tolerance and an undemanding appreciation for penis jokes...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 3, 2006
For what's essentially a raucous, gross-out comedy, this is a surprisingly tame film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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