Film Review – The Waterboy (1998)

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

26 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    I miss the Adam Sandler of the early 90s (was it 80s maybe?) where he made those stupid audio skits and whatnot. His films have never approached the level of creativity and humor of some of his better skits.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Very true! Maybe he should try to go a little dramatic, he’s been good in those types of roles in the past.

      • Steve says:

        Listening to his The Goat now for nostalgia. Hilarious stuff

      • Nick Kush says:

        Lol you got that right! That looney style doesn’t seem to fit with today’s audiences anymore. It’s a shame…

  2. I loved Kathy Bates in this movie.

  3. Nothing wrong with a little silliness, now and again. Sometimes it’s just what’s needed! (I’ll take silly over pretentious any day of the week.)

    • Nick Kush says:

      You’re totally right! Something could be completely absurd and nonsensical but if you’re having fun then screw it! Lol

  4. Bear Tomás says:



  5. Great post! I also love Sandler when he’s “good stupid” (“Billy Madison,” “Happy Gilmore”), not just “stupid stupid” (the “Grown Ups” movies).

  6. Nice review. Even I agree that back in the ’90s, Adam Sandler was (at the very least) tolerable in his films and this is one that’s just not meant for hardcore film critics. Anyway, I’ve got a request for you. He’s celebrating his 30th Birthday this year, so how about you take a stab at all four RoboCop film, or at least the first one?

  7. frandobagel says:

    I find Adam Sandler movies, like you said, straddle that line between stupid and annoying. I had to watch this a few times before I really ‘got it’.

    • Nick Kush says:

      A lot of his films are pretty irredeemable but this one is good fun if you don’t take it so seriously!

  8. I’m not fond of Adam Sandler but someone told me last year that I would enjoy it and your review has confirmed that so thank you!

  9. Jules says:

    Hi Nick,
    I remember Waterboy as one of the few comedies I haven’t been able to see to the end. I first tried to see it on a bus in Mexico and ended up thinking about something else in the dark airconned bus.

    Your posts tend to treat the glossy and very Hollywood, I think, and there’s a lot more to movies (not to offend you, just saying). Since you ask for suggestions, I have some.

    Kristin Scott-Thomas, have a look at the movies she’s been in.
    Tell us what you think of Cate Blanchett . (You had a list of greatest female actors that I didn’t understand).


    • Nick Kush says:

      I don’t appreciate your critique since a lot of thought goes into them but I’ll look into your recommendation regarding KST.

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