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Metascore

Based on 27 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
50
Variety
An unstable -- if mostly painless -- mix of low comedy, stabs at higher silliness, and schmaltz.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
While the likable Seth Green, Matthew Lillard and Dax Shepard are definitely up to the comic excursion, the picture charts an uncertain course between wild and mild, eventually running aground in a pile of male-bonding muck.
40
L.A. Weekly
Burt Reynolds, whose near-vaudevillian comic timing, is refreshing but not enough to carry the picture.
40
Despite some agreeably idiotic moments, Without a Paddle is also mostly without a rudder. Its few memorable highlights end up floating haplessly in a genial but uninspired and watery plot.
38
Chicago Tribune
Led by a trio of dumb, dumber and dumbest, Without a Paddle is a testosterone comedy that might just as well be titled "Without a Brain Cell."
38
This so-called comedy is a frayed string of anxious jokes about whether male bonding is manly or sissy.
30
The A.V. Club
Buddy comedies rely heavily on their leads' chemistry, and in this regard, Without A Paddle fails.
30
Dallas Observer
Every situation, every bit of dialogue, comes straight out of the Big Book of Movie Clichés.
12
ReelViews
So bad that it will annoy and/or bore those who have minimal standards and a high tolerance for sewage.
11
Austin Chronicle
Director Brill makes no stylistic advances from his recent work with Adam Sandler (Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds), and shows no signs of seeking growth or improvement.

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