Without has all the freshness of moldering Playboys stashed under a mattress, but it evokes what few boys-will-be-boys larks can: chumminess.
-Scott BrownFull Review
How do you siphon the laffs from a surefire gut-busting premise like city slickers stuck in the sticks? ... you assemble a cut-rate Three Stooges, inject tired '80s nostalgia and some moralistic goo about carpe-ing the diem.
-Mark HolcombFull Review
Think Road Trip meets City Slickers. Then dial the humor down a few notches, and you're left Without a Paddle.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
Forget being up a raging creek without a paddle, these poor losers are lost in a wilderness that permits no comedy.
-Geoff PevereFull Review
Without a Paddle wants to fascinate us with our own repulsion, and the wraparound, absurdly sentimental story is there to fill space between obvious and appalling sight gags.
-Tom KeoghFull Review
The first half of the film is enjoyable but hit and miss. After that, it's just miss.
-Carla MeyerFull Review
A larky, throwaway movie.
-Joe BaltakeFull Review
This is the kind of comedy in which the aim is to make the audience cringe.
-Jay BoyarFull Review
Some tales center on man vs. nature, others on man vs. man. Without a Paddle falls within a third category: man vs. poorly conceived script.
-Lisa RoseFull Review
Never rises above the level of harmless video fare.
There are a few gross-out laughs, but Without a Paddle's gang-written script doesn't know what it wants to be.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
A successfully infantile new spin on Deliverance.
-Amy BiancolliFull Review
Inoffensive to a fault, Without a Paddle goes by without a memorable ripple.
-Liam LaceyFull Review
Without a Paddle can proudly take its place in the pantheon of perfectly likable stupid movies.
A consistently amusing, often hilarious outing with surprising heart.
-Lisa KennedyFull Review
Five screenwriters, three stars, maybe two good jokes.
-Ty BurrFull Review
What promises to be a comic take on the 1972 thriller Deliverance, is actually closer to Dude, Where's My Car? as it drifts aimlessly from one dopey situation to another.
-John MonaghanFull Review
You can say of Without a Paddle that at least it cares enough to steal from the very best. Unfortunately, that's about all it cares about.
-Stephen HunterFull Review
Without a Paddle never sinks. It just drifts along amiably until it reaches a predictable shore.
The homosexual panic instilled by Deliverance fuels the running joke driving the uneasy laughs evoked by this loathsome comedy.
-Stephen HoldenFull Review
The cheesy, unconvincing moments centered on the characters' serious discussions of life and friendship really seem unnatural and ruin the flow of the physical comedy.
-Sara GebhardtFull Review
You can lose money and regain it, says a character in Without a Paddle, but not so lost time. Perhaps this is a subliminal message to moviegoers.
It's not that good, but it could be a whole lot worse.
Despite some agreeably idiotic moments, Without a Paddle is also mostly without a rudder.
-Carina ChocanoFull Review
The movie does have funny moments, and there's a sweetness unusual in your standard stupid summer comedy.
-Matt WeitzFull Review
A guy film that chicks will dig, too.
-Kathy Cano MurilloFull Review
Without a Paddle is so bad that it will annoy and/or bore those who have minimal standards and a high tolerance for sewage.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
It programs its cheap laughs efficiently enough to make you think you're not really wasting your time.
-Gene SeymourFull Review