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Without a Paddle Reviews

August 27, 2004
Without has all the freshness of moldering Playboys stashed under a mattress, but it evokes what few boys-will-be-boys larks can: chumminess.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
August 20, 2004
Think Road Trip meets City Slickers. Then dial the humor down a few notches, and you're left Without a Paddle.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
August 20, 2004
Without a Paddle wants to fascinate us with our own repulsion, and the wraparound, absurdly sentimental story is there to fill space between obvious and appalling sight gags.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 20, 2004
The first half of the film is enjoyable but hit and miss. After that, it's just miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2004
This is the kind of comedy in which the aim is to make the audience cringe.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 20, 2004
Some tales center on man vs. nature, others on man vs. man. Without a Paddle falls within a third category: man vs. poorly conceived script.
August 20, 2004
Never rises above the level of harmless video fare.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2004
There are a few gross-out laughs, but Without a Paddle's gang-written script doesn't know what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2004
A successfully infantile new spin on Deliverance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 20, 2004
Inoffensive to a fault, Without a Paddle goes by without a memorable ripple.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2004
Without a Paddle can proudly take its place in the pantheon of perfectly likable stupid movies.
Read More | Original Score: B-
August 20, 2004
A consistently amusing, often hilarious outing with surprising heart.
August 20, 2004
Five screenwriters, three stars, maybe two good jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 20, 2004
What promises to be a comic take on the 1972 thriller Deliverance, is actually closer to Dude, Where's My Car? as it drifts aimlessly from one dopey situation to another.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 20, 2004
You can say of Without a Paddle that at least it cares enough to steal from the very best. Unfortunately, that's about all it cares about.
August 20, 2004
Without a Paddle never sinks. It just drifts along amiably until it reaches a predictable shore.
Read More | Original Score: C
August 19, 2004
The homosexual panic instilled by Deliverance fuels the running joke driving the uneasy laughs evoked by this loathsome comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 19, 2004
The cheesy, unconvincing moments centered on the characters' serious discussions of life and friendship really seem unnatural and ruin the flow of the physical comedy.
August 19, 2004
You can lose money and regain it, says a character in Without a Paddle, but not so lost time. Perhaps this is a subliminal message to moviegoers.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 19, 2004
It's not that good, but it could be a whole lot worse.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2004
Despite some agreeably idiotic moments, Without a Paddle is also mostly without a rudder.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 19, 2004
The movie does have funny moments, and there's a sweetness unusual in your standard stupid summer comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 19, 2004
A guy film that chicks will dig, too.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 19, 2004
Without a Paddle is so bad that it will annoy and/or bore those who have minimal standards and a high tolerance for sewage.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
August 19, 2004
It programs its cheap laughs efficiently enough to make you think you're not really wasting your time.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 19, 2004
City Slickers remade for Three Stooges fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2004
[Plays] like something even John Hughes would have left in the drawer.
August 19, 2004
A testosterone comedy that might just as well be titled Without a Brain Cell.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 16, 2004
An unstable -- if mostly painless -- mix of low comedy, stabs at higher silliness, and schmaltz.
August 15, 2004
Charts an uncertain course between wild and mild, eventually running aground in a pile of male-bonding muck.