Parents' Guide to

Without a Paddle

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Even a paddle can't keep this movie from sinking.

Movie PG-13 2004 95 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

Pure enjoyment

Has a great sound track funny and unforgettable and personally very nostalgic
age 12+

Without a Paddle

Produced a lot of laughs. Loved it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Without a Paddle is also without a lot of other things, including humor, talent, originality, or brains. There is not one joke that hasn't been seen before and done much better. Most of them are just silly or gross rather than funny anyway. The purportedly heartwarming moments are cheesy and insincere.

Director Steven Brill is responsible for directing atrocities Mr. Deeds and Little Nicky and writing the terrible Ready to Rumble. He deserves to be put in a canoe without a paddle for this one.

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