You Don't Mess With the Zohan
You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008)

A Mossad agent fakes his own death so he can move to New York and become a hair stylist.

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 7, 2008
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: You Don't Mess With the Zohan features intermittent laughs, and will please Sandler diehards, but after awhile the leaky premise wears thin.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The ideas and some of the individual bits in Zohan work, but the crudeness of the execution undermines the results.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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.

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation

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

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David Jenkins
Time Out

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.

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Ebert & Roeper

I'm all for politically incorrect humor, but there has to be humor in the political incorrectness, and I didn't get it here.

Joshua Starnes

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.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Zohan is both exponentially stranger than Larry and about twice as amusing.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Director Dennis Dugan knows his way around shin-whacking slapstick, and Sandler is mesmerizing.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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?

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
My eyes and ears bled while I suffered through this execrable, vulgar, offensive and appallingly stupid pile of turd that made me only feel profoundly ashamed… More
Lucas Martins
It's funny, but very dumb, poor and that might offense many members of the audience.
Sophie Burgess
Only recommended for Sandler fans.
Eric Alvarez
No. I'm not a fan of stupid comedy, especially when things are unrealistic.
Alex roy
Pointless, extremely awful film that proves that once again Adam Sandler is one of the worst "comedians" out there. This guy stopped being funny a… More
Bethany Murphy
Not Adam Sandler's best film but funny nonetheless. A must see!