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This is an insult to its genre with low humor and cheap gags. Read critic reviews
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Helen 'Mama' Boucher
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Oct 07, 2013[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img]Directors C Super Reviewer
Jan 03, 2013Adam Sandler's first real misstep, "The Waterboy" is dull and incompetent and just not real good. The jokes can work sometimes (which is something that I didn't expect), but they fall flat more often than not. The storytelling is about as uninspired as it gets, it's poorly put-together and most of the actors speak with outrageously annoying accents. In the end, "The Waterboy" is more harmless than it is downright awful, but it can be pretty painful to watch at times.
Dec 27, 2012Likely the greatest of the Adam Sandler movies, the Waterboy benefits from a creative storyline and a fabulous supporting cast. Sandler is not painting by numbers and the result is good entertainment.John B Super Reviewer
Dec 22, 2012"The Waterboy" was one of those movies I saw once when I was much younger and went many years thinking it was hilarious. That illusion was shattered when I finally watched it again and couldn't even force a smile in the first 30 minutes. I suppose the premise of a film making a mockery of a mental impairment wears off with age. Truly abysmal.