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The Waterboy Reviews

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July 10, 2010
An agreeable yet forgettable comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 12, 2009
There's an innocence to The Waterboy that makes the picture part slapstick and part fairy tale...The only problem with letting kids see this Adam Sandler movie? They might want to see another one. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2008
Though unabashedly goofy, this comedy also boasts some subtly ingenious moments of mirth.
July 23, 2007
The Waterboy is scrappy and funny and achieves its modest aim, which is to make us laugh like grade-schoolers. The doofus boy triumphs again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 21, 2005
The film is amiably goofy.
April 9, 2005
It's a piece of comic fluff that has lots of laughs and appeals to the kid in us all.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 8, 2003
Sandler proved last year that he can be believable as a real person, but if he insists on playing overblown caricatures, he may not get many more chances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 10, 2002
It ain't really thought provoking, but you can't deny it's terrific entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2002
As a satire on the only true religion of the American South -- football -- The Waterboy is delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
This escapist comedy is so cheerfully outlandish that it's hard to resist, and so good-hearted that it's genuinely endearing.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
A damned funny movie!
January 1, 2000
Sandler proves yet again that the comedic buffoon character is an effective cinematic tool for tickling the funny bone.
January 1, 2000
There are no epic moments that will go down in comedy history here. But there's enough funny stuff to keep you amused throughout the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
It's definitely for the fans!
January 1, 2000
Good and dumb, in equal measure!
January 1, 2000
This one really IS moronic enough to be entertaining!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
Dumb as his movies may be, Sandler can always make me laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Sandler has proven himself a worthy alchemist with The Waterboy, transforming swamp water to Evian. Quite a refreshing if moronic romp. Sandler rocks!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
It appears Sandler doesn't have to be "normal" to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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