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The Waterboy Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
Adam Sandler movies are like kumquats -- you either like them or you don't.
| Original Score: C+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A character whose manner and voice has the effect of fingernails on a blackboard!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The Waterboy is arguably Sandler's most enjoyable motion picture to date, but it's still far from a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Really dumb, but many teens love it anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Not only can one see the film's "twists" coming a mile away, the jokes along the way are extraordinarily flat as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
This picture is almost entirely unintelligible three- or four-minute set pieces loosely held together by the football theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Una película con la que uno puede pasarse 90 minutos entretenido pero nada más
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Kathy Bates prova ter a tendência de se transformar numa espécie de Michael Caine de saias: um artista de grande talento que se envolve em produções abaixo de seus padrões.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
There's something funny and endearing about Adam Sandler, even if his moronic movies are simply variations on each other and he always plays the nerdy, hapless hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
July 24, 2009
A predictable, formulaic, dumb comedy that has about as much depth as Bobby . . . unless you think of it in Forrest Gump terms, and then it begins to get a little less offensive and a little funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
The trailer for 'The Waterboy' contains anything and everything from the film that might captivate an audience-the rest is just chafe.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Sandler makes the laughs go down easy, even if The Waterboy isn't exactly quality H2O.
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Glenn Lovell
June 2, 2008
The formulaic mix of mirth and mayhem is aimed way down the MTV food chain...
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Long on crude, cheap humor and short on, well, anything else.
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
February 28, 2005
The Waterboy is a disappointment, even by standards associated with Adam Sandler's work.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
This is a movie that could have been much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
God knows, it tries, but most of the jokes fall flat, and the movie never gets off the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kate Manning
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
The Waterboy should have been sacked long before it reached the theater.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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