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Critical Consensus: "Click" Doesn't, Ahem, Click; "Waist" Isn't Deep Enough

by | June 22, 2006 | Comments

This week at the movies, we’ve got a magical remote control ("Click") and a father who’s trying to rescue his son ("Waist Deep"). Will the critics dig "Deep?" Will they pick "Click?"

Adam Sandler‘s latest, "Click," traffics in a premise that most of us have probably considered at one point or another: Wouldn’t it be cool if we could control everything around us with the push of a button? And would that necessarily be a good thing? But lemme tell you something about Hollywood, kids: good ideas are a dime a dozen. And the critics say "Click," like an aimless round of channel surfing, is pretty inconsistent, veering from yuks early on to goopy sentiment toward the end. It’s at 22 percent on the Tomatometer, but we know that Adam Sandler is pretty critic-proof; his average Tomatometer is 29 percent, and we love him anyway.


Adam Sandler "Clicks" with the Fonz! Heyyyy!

"Waist Deep" is an attempt to cross gritty urban action with a story of redemption; unfortunately, according to critics, it’s not terribly successful. The plot involves an ex-con, played by Tyrese Gibson, who must venture outside the law in order to recover his kidnapped son. While a number of critics say the film is well-made and well-meaning, others say it’s too violent and far-fetched to be truly compelling. At 44 percent on the Tomatometer, this "Waist" is only sporadically worth watching.


"Wassup Rockers:" Skateboarding is not a crime.

Also opening this week, albeit in limited release: "The Road to Guantanamo," a searing mix of documentary and fiction, is at 92 percent; "The Hidden Blade," a subdued samurai tale, is at 85 percent; "Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man" is at 75 percent, which will perhaps prompt the fans of the cult figure to exclaim, "Hallelujah!"; and "Wassup Rockers," Larry Clark‘s film about a wild day in the life of a posse of teenage skaters, is at 38 percent.

Recent Adam Sandler Movies:
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29% — The Longest Yard (2005)
52% — Spanglish (2004)
43% — 50 First Dates (2004)
42% — Anger Management (2003)
81% — Punch Drunk Love (2002)

Recent Tyrese Gibson Movies:
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11% — Annapolis (2006)
52% — Four Brothers (2005)
28% — Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
38% — 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
67% — Baby Boy (2001)

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