• Released
  • September 7, 2001
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • Comedy
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Waterboys Synopsis
Five teenagers must overcome obstacles in order to become a champion team of synchronized swimmers.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Offers dumb fun without apology.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Arguably Sandler's most enjoyable motion picture to date, but it's still far from a masterpiece.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
No one does deranged quite like Kathy Bates (the film's running gag involving Bates and the delicacies of Cajun cuisine is hilarious).
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A deluge of funny, inane jokes.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
An unabashed wallow in the moronic humor of Adam Sandler.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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As a satire on the only true religion of the American South -- football -- The Waterboy is a delight.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
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...
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Sandler is making a tactical error when he creates a character whose manner and voice has the effect of fingernails on a blackboard, and...
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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...
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16

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Becomes yet another lame sports farce.
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