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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (Rated)
Judd Apatow teams up with his former roommate Adam Sandler to write a star comedy vehicle for the actor in You Don't Mess With the Zohan, the tale of an Israeli commando who fakes his own death so he can follow his dream -- to be a hairstylist in New York City. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry's Dennis Dugan directs for Happy Madison Productions and Columbia Pictures. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

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"The ideas and some of the individual bits in Zohan work, but the crudeness of the execution undermines the results."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"This moviegoer has no trouble with lowbrow comedy. The problem with Zohan, however, is that it's like a kid who tells you a silly joke, gets a laugh, and immediately tells the same joke again."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"As a remedy for the Mideast's woes, American pluralism might be slightly impractical; but as a premise for a summer comedy, it's real enough to be funny"
‑ Stuart Klawans, The Nation
"Warts and all, Zohan adds to a beautiful vision"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"I cracked up during a lot of this movie."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Another sloppily concocted and naggingly non-controversial pretext for Sandler to pelvic thrust his way though a succession of increasingly wacky fish-out-of-water situations."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"I'm all for politically incorrect humor, but there has to be humor in the political incorrectness, and I didn't get it here."
‑ , Ebert & Roeper
"I know someone out there must like these things, because Sandler keeps getting the money to make what is turning out to be the same movie over and over again, but I must not be tuned into his comedy wavelength."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"...the latest in a long line of underwhelming Adam Sandler comedies..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This counter-terrorism satire is its own worst enemy. Especially whenever Sandler's whining geek turned combo swaggering assassin hair stylist's too-much-information bulging prosthetic crotch pops up."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Zohan is both exponentially stranger than Larry and about twice as amusing."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Director Dennis Dugan knows his way around shin-whacking slapstick, and Sandler is mesmerizing."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"The idea that the unholy trinity of Sandler, regular cohort Rob Schneider, and director Dennis Dugan could re-unite after ...Chuck and Larry begs the question: just how much did these guys sell their souls to get another film green lit?"
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"You have to give Adam Sandler some credit: He is trying new things and working to expand his particular brand of juvenile comedy, albeit not always successfully."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Slightly better than most."
‑ Kit Bowen, Hollywood.com
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