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You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

June 06, 2008

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Dennis Dugan

Starring :

Adam Sandler, Emmanuelle Chriqui, John Turturro, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson, Shelley Berman, Sayed Badreya, Alex Luria

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 4

“..sometimes funny, but ultimately disappointing..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
1.5 of 4

“..so stuffed with gags, cameos, gross-out humor and movie parodies..”
by Sue Pierman [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
2 of 4

“..scattershot comedy..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
3 of 5

“..it's completely daft, in the best way possible, and everyone seems to be having a blast..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
2 of 4

“..flabby comedy..”
by James Berardinelli [Reelviews]
“..finest post-Zionist action-hairdressing sex comedy..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
3 of 4

“..at least the bravest movie ever made about current Arab-Israeli relations featuring a former Mossad agent who shags Lainie Kazan..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..a microcosm of Arab-Israeli relations taken out of context and wrapped in comic absurdity..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic.com]
Reviewed by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
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THE SALVATION :

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EVERLY :

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