You Don't Mess with the Zohan

You Don't Mess with the Zohan
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
  • PG-13
  • 1h 53m
  • 2008
Rotten37%
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Comedy superstar Adam Sandler is back - and funnier than ever - as The Zohan, the finest counterterrorist agent the Israeli army has. That is, until he fakes his death and travels to Manhattan to live his dream... as a hairdresser. Now this skilled fighting machine who used to clip bad guys is out to prove he can make the cut as a top stylist. All goes silky smooth until his cover is blown when he's recognized by a Palestinian cab driver (Rob Schneider). Now, The Zohan must fight to live a peaceful new life in New York in this razor-sharp action-packed comedy from Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Judd Apatow and Dennis Dugan.
© 2008 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Beverly Blvd LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten37%
Critics Consensus: You Don't Mess With the Zohan features intermittent laughs, and will please Sandler diehards, but after awhile the leaky premise wears thin.
Reviews
Time Out
Ben Kenigsberg
Fresh

March 3, 2019
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Michael Phillips
Rotten

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

March 3, 2019
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Rotten

The worst thing about the film is not that but the constant, feeble sexual innuendos with which Sa...

March 3, 2019
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

This is a silly, crass comedy about a badass Israeli commando who secretly longs to be a hairdress...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Lots of lewd Sandler stuff, but also some laughs.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that You Don't Mess with the Zohan is a classic Adam Sandler movie: Crude, impolitic, and riddled with sexual jokes, swearing, and offhand nudity (including a couple of shots of Sandler's bare butt). For exactly those reasons, it's very likely to attract his usual fan base, many of whom are teens. The film pokes fun at everything and everyone -- the elderly, political assassins, homosexuals, cabdrivers, racists, hairdressers, women with breast implants -- and often teeters on the line between funny and downright insulting. But, believe it or not, it's all in the name of the heartwarming (if cliched) message that love -- and, for that matter, personal goals -- triumphs over war and politics.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Action
  • Release Date:June 6, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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