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: June 6, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008
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Critic Score: 38% 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.

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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Mark Asch
Stop Smiling

It's perhaps not much of a schtick, but it's a cohesive schtick, with the sub-schticks of the entire cast well integrated in support and counterpoint.

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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.

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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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
My eyes and ears bled as I suffered through this execrable, vulgar, offensive and appallingly stupid pile of turd that made me only feel profoundly ashamed for… More
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
Clintus Maximus
Adam Sandler's films progressed from purely sophomoric antics to social consciousness mixed into the hijinks. "You Don't Mess with the… 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.