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Based on 21 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Offers dumb fun without apology. show more

  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    An unabashed wallow in the moronic humor of Adam Sandler. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    As funny as it can be, this underdawg comedy isn't much more than Sandler's golf-oriented "Happy Gilmore" with a Cajun accent. [6 November 1998, p. 10E] show more

  • 25
    New York Daily News

    Working a lisping Southern accent that sounds like Truman Capote on Seconal, Sandler plays Bobby Boucher, a swamp-dwelling Cajun. [6 November 1998, p. 56] show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Arguably Sandler's most enjoyable motion picture to date, but it's still far from a masterpiece. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    A deluge of funny, inane jokes. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    As a satire on the only true religion of the American South -- football -- The Waterboy is a delight. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Sandler is making a tactical error when he creates a character whose manner and voice has the effect of fingernails on a blackboard, and then expects us to hang in there for a whole movie. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    No one does deranged quite like Kathy Bates (the film's running gag involving Bates and the delicacies of Cajun cuisine is hilarious). show more

  • 40

    Perfectly watchable, undemanding fun, but you can't help thinking that a slightly darker tone would have gone a very long way. show more

  • May 22, 2011 suadoubalde
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    i love your my hero my idol 143

  • February 06, 2010 lauraluv896
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    Adam Sandler is the most disgusting celeb there is.. him and his incrediibly stupid comments and baby voice..If it was not for SNL he would be serving burgers at mc donaldfs....GO AWAY ADAM..!! U SUCK..

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