Year One (Unrated)

Year One (Unrated)
Year One (Unrated)
  • UR
  • 1h 40m
  • 2009
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History was made...by these guys? Zed (Jack Black) and Oh (Michael Cera) are cavemen who stumble out of the mountains into an epic journey of biblical proportions. One’s a bumbling hunter, the other’s a gentle gatherer; together, they become unlikely participants in history’s most pivotal moments. Directed and co-written by comedy legend Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Analyze This), Year One is rude, crude, wildly absurd, deliciously tasteless and laugh-out-loud funny!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: Year One is a poorly executed, slapdash comedy in which the talent both in front of and behind the camera never seem to be on the same page.
Reviews
Time Out
Joshua Rothkopf
Fresh

March 3, 2019
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
Rotten

Creatively it's a giant step backwards, with Jack Black and Michael Cera playing to the kids as in...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Tom Huddlestone
Rotten

'Year One' wants to be seen as a freeform, knockabout trawl through Biblical history, perfect for...

June 21, 2017
Times (UK)
Kevin Maher
Fresh

All hail Michael Cera, worker of unprecedented movie miracles! The 21-year-old Canadian comic take...

June 21, 2017
Times (UK)
Cosmo Landesman
Rotten

Too silly to be smart, too timid to be subversive about religion - it's hard to believe it's direc...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Old Testament meets old jokes in rough, unfunny comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this farcical romp through the Book of Genesis -- which was originally rated R but got edited down to an edgy PG-13 -- is full of slapstick violence, crude sexual material, strong language (including "f--k"), and stereotypes. Since it stars Jack Black and Michael Cera, it's pretty clear that this isn't The Flintstones: There's lots of gross-out humor (bear feces are viewed up close, an obese hairy man gets an oil massage, a eunuch carries his removed testicles around in a small pouch, etc., etc.) and some fairly pointed mocking of the ideas and concepts of the Old Testament. Whether that adds up to ribald fun or offensive insults will depend on your perceptions.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:June 17, 2009
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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