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  • Summary: A hilarious comedy about frustrated waiters, stingy tippers and dicey food this film focuses on a group of young employees battling boredom at Shenanigan's, a generic chain restaurant. (Lions Gate Entertainment)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 12 out of 26
  1. Lots of people will leave screenings of this movie in disgust -- and laughter is the last thing they will hear on the way out.
  2. 60
    Waiting… is only intermittently funny, but when it is, it's hilarious.
  3. Reviewed by: Tina-Louise Reid
    50
    McKittrick cites "Dazed and Confused" as well as "Clerks" as influences, yet he lacks the raw edge of early Smith and the existential drift of Linklater. And if side-splitting laughter is what you crave, Waiting . . . will leave you hungry for a slice of American Pie.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    40
    The wait for laughs lasts the entire length of Waiting ..., first feature from writer-director Rob McKittrick that aims to be a "Clerks"-type comedy set in a chain restaurant but ends up somewhere below a "Porky's" sequel.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Teenage boys will be in heaven. All others: Check, please.
  6. This warmed-over slop feels as if it's been congealing for twice that long.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 34
  2. Negative: 11 out of 34
  1. Oct 19, 2010
    10
    How it got so many low scores is beyond me. The movie is fantastic. Sure, there are plenty of dick jokes and adolescent humor. But since when is that a bad thing? If it makes you laugh, then it's doing what it's supposed to. There have been many gross out comedies that are considered legendary. But as soon as one is made in modern times, it's "cheap". Ryan Reynolds as Monty is perfect. Justin Long is hilarious. Everything is great about this film. Expand
  2. Feb 24, 2013
    7
    Waiting is hilarious! It took me a while to get this movie, because I thought it was just another overrated trendy comedy and because of Andy Milonakis, who is the single most disgusting creature God has ever put on this planet. The movie is truly hysterical, but it lacks any real storyline. It's just people working in a restaurant and what happens during a busy shift. While the lines, characters, and game they play are hilarious, that's all there is to this film. It has no real story, discernable plot, or substance to it. It's the perfect movie to watch if you just wanna sit down and watch something stupid that you don't really have to think about. Expand
  3. Sep 9, 2010
    5
    "Waiting..." is crude, dumb, poorly made, and generally very immature. But is it funny? Yes in some cases, including some Reynolds dialogue that is outstanding and a couple of scenes with the one crazy woman who had worked there for way too long. Some of the stunts and gags grow way too old and gross by the end of the movie, but Reynolds displays a certain teenage charm and wit in his sleek character that will cause anyone to laugh a few times, and will make the movie go down much more smoothly. Expand

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