Without a Paddle
Without a Paddle (2004)

Just as the old saying goes, a trio of hapless city-dwelling friends (Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, and Dax Shepard) find themselves spiraling out of control up a very brown river in this raucous comedy from Little Nicky director Steven… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 20, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 11, 2005
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Without a Paddle has a few laughs, but not enough to sustain its running time.

Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

Without has all the freshness of moldering Playboys stashed under a mattress, but it evokes what few boys-will-be-boys larks can: chumminess.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Forget being up a raging creek without a paddle, these poor losers are lost in a wilderness that permits no comedy.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Even a paddle can't keep this movie from sinking.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

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.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

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.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Shepard, Green and Lillard have good chemistry, and this bodes well considering there are three characters to play off each other rather than just two

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Think Road Trip meets City Slickers. Then dial the humor down a few notches, and you're left Without a Paddle.

Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

The first half of the film is enjoyable but hit and miss. After that, it's just miss.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Maybe the filmmakers should have called the picture Without a Laugh.

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Shawn Ewing
average movie, average humour.