The Waterboy
The Waterboy (1998)

Despite being the constant target of gross jokes and public humiliation from the university football team players he serves, lowly water boy Bobby Boucher loves his job and thinks dispensing water to dehydrated athletes is life's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 6, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This is an insult to its genre with low humor and cheap gags.

Glenn Lovell

The formulaic mix of mirth and mayhem is aimed way down the MTV food chain...

John Haslett Cuff
Globe and Mail

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

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Andrew O'Hehir
Sight and Sound

A witless and utterly predictable comic fantasy about a misfit turned hero.

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Time Out

The direction is as blunt and vacant as the plotting, the jokes are obvious and the performances (with a couple of exceptions) charmless.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

We've got somewhat entertaining trash here.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Really dumb, but many teens love it anyway.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

The film is amiably goofy.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Sandler makes the laughs go down easy, even if The Waterboy isn't exactly quality H2O.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

An agreeable yet forgettable comedy...

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Unknown Hobo
I don't know what to think about Adam Sandler half the time and although I would say I am most certainly a fan, I found this movie more irritating than… More
Kevin M. Williams
Often the funniest aspect of Adam Sandler movies, the biggest joke, is the most irritating as well: that he and his crew are laughing at the audience and the… More
Eric Alvarez
I used to think it was funny, but that's because I was younger when this came out.
Aj V
One of Sandler's best loved movies of the 90s, this comedy is fun, humourous, and full of life. Of course there are a good number of stupid jokes in it… More
Jim Careter
Adam Sandler is a very stupid guy, because he is funny and chooses to do bad films. After being fired from his job as a waterboy, Bobby Boucher tries getting… More