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Without a Paddle Reviews

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 26, 2004
Movies don't get much more disgustingly juvenile than this...
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
August 26, 2004
wholly undignified.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
August 25, 2004
How do you siphon the laffs from a surefire gut-busting premise like city slickers stuck in the sticks? ... you assemble a cut-rate Three Stooges, inject tired '80s nostalgia and some moralistic goo about carpe-ing the diem.
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 24, 2004
Belabored would be too kind a word for it.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
August 23, 2004
Without a Paddle plays like a movie the studio greenlit 25 years ago and only now got around to making.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christian Toto
Washington Times
August 23, 2004
Cheeky trio keeps Without a Paddle afloat - barely
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
August 23, 2004
Also without a script, a star, or even some laughs.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 23, 2004
I'm not saying Without a Paddle shouldn't be a comedy, but it didn't have to be a stupid comedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
August 23, 2004
...made me long for the inspired idiocy of `Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 23, 2004
Helmer Steven Brill and company owe me two hours
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
August 22, 2004
These guys get in way over their heads stuck in the wilderness. The characters are developed so the audience cares for the guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 22, 2004
Director Brill makes no stylistic advances from his recent work with Adam Sandler, and shows no signs of seeking growth or improvement.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
August 22, 2004
...[a] warped and water-logged laugher...Without a Paddle is a lazy assault on one's tolerance for exaggerated cruel goofiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 22, 2004
Director Steven Brill fails to sustain a steady comedic pace; the movie lurches rather than flows from scene to scene.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 22, 2004
It could have been titled "Without a Clue."
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Dustin Putman
August 21, 2004
A faux-sentimental comedy that not only isn't funny, but half the time appears to have forgotten to insert the joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
August 20, 2004
It looks like the filmmakers just don't realize that they've embarked on the movie making exercise with their comedic tank just barely half full.
Read More | Original Score: 61/100
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 20, 2004
Think Road Trip meets City Slickers. Then dial the humor down a few notches, and you're left Without a Paddle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Angel Cohn
TV Guide
August 20, 2004
For a while this buddy comedy sails along smoothly on elements borrowed from The Goonies, Deliverance and Road Trip, but the relentlessly unimaginative script eventually leaves it becalmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
August 20, 2004
Forget being up a raging creek without a paddle, these poor losers are lost in a wilderness that permits no comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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