The Waterboy

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Crude, dumb, predictable Adam Sandler comedy.

PG-13 1998 90 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 53 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Not as inappropriate as you think

This movie is hilarious! Best Adam Sandler movie ever!

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 18+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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