The Waterboy Reviews

June 2, 2008
The formulaic mix of mirth and mayhem is aimed way down the MTV food chain...
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
The direction is as blunt and vacant as the plotting, the jokes are obvious and the performances (with a couple of exceptions) charmless.
July 21, 2005
The film is amiably goofy.
July 12, 2002
As a satire on the only true religion of the American South -- football -- The Waterboy is delightful.
June 18, 2002
We've got somewhat entertaining trash here.
May 11, 2001
Sandler makes the laughs go down easy, even if The Waterboy isn't exactly quality H2O.
January 1, 2000
A character whose manner and voice has the effect of fingernails on a blackboard!
January 1, 2000
A series of quickly repetitious sight gags!
January 1, 2000
It's definitely for the fans!
January 1, 2000
Formulaic!
January 1, 2000
You can lead Adam Sandler fans to "The Waterboy," but you can't make them think.
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.
January 1, 2000
The Waterboy is arguably Sandler's most enjoyable motion picture to date, but it's still far from a masterpiece.
January 1, 2000
Long on crude, cheap humor and short on, well, anything else.
January 1, 2000
Dehydrated!
January 1, 2000
As a whole, it's not so much stupid as it is boring.
January 1, 2000
The peculiar comic energy of Sandler's idiot character gets lost because he's off screen for a good deal of the movie.
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.