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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    By the end of the film, the cliché of everybody getting along is reduced to both sides working together in the ultimate monument to capitalism: a mall. Some message. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Serious intent may be lurking somewhere in there, but it's buried under layers of stupidity - not just stupid jokes, which is what you want from Sandler, but also stupid, shallow thinking. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The laughs are hit and miss and the movie is ho-hummus. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    On screen it looks crazed, but the comic energy is huge, if indiscriminate, and Mr. Sandler's performance -- think Topol doing Charles Boyer -- can be as delicate as it is gleefully vulgar or grotesque. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Less like "The Waterboy" and more like "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," only funny. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    His humor works best when it's throw-away, but "Zohan" throws everything up to get a yuck. It's a shock to see how many "yuck!" moments Sandler settles for. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    The comedy star's legions of fans will welcome the cheerfully crude proceedings as a return to silliness after several earnest, lower-key character turns. The melange of Middle East diplomacy, action absurdity, sexual healing and, when in doubt, hummus, wavers between muscular and middling. It's a surefire hit. show more

  • 40
    Bob Mondello NPR

    What's more annoying than the crassness, really, is the directorial sloppiness that results in a virtually mirthless first half-hour and a slow build to chuckles thereafter. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Sandler works so hard at this, and so shamelessly, that he battered down my resistance. Like a Jerry Lewis out of control, he will do, and does, anything to get a laugh. No thinking adult should get within a mile of this film. I must not have been thinking. For my sins, I laughed. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Essentially, You Don't Mess With the Zohan isn't all that different in tone and sensibility from Sandler's previous films, but he's really trying in this one, and the effort pays off. show more

  • May 15, 2014 sportANDsam
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    I loved loved loved this movie, everytime I have watched this movie I have loved it more. I want another Zohan...please another Zohan-maybe he doesn't have to be a hairdresser this time, what about a stylist-clothes & he gets help from The Crazy Wacky Betsy Johnson?

  • August 17, 2012 GINNY
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    I love this movie, the best part is when he is in the salon....he is so funny.....really worth watching...

  • May 22, 2011 jz00000000090938
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    The movie was hilarious the first time but then if you where to watch it again. It would just come off as boring. Not one of Adam Sandler\'s best movies

  • January 03, 2009 mattsci
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    plot? Who cares. It was laugh out loud funny and for a Sandler film these days that is hard to come by

  • December 02, 2008 Xsec713X
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    This is Adam Sandler in his element. Doing the most outrageous things to get a laugh at the expense of anything. It worked in SNL (when it used to be funny) Billy Madison, the cameo in DirtyWork, Happy Gilmore, and now You Don't Mess With The Zohan. Please, Mr. Sandler, stick to what you know and make more movies likethe aforementioned. No more romantic comedies, please!

  • October 19, 2008 OffcCrrl
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    this movie was hilrious . you are saying oh my gosh throught the whole move. its totally awesome

  • October 13, 2008 hunterisgreat10
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    this movie was insanely funny,and very entertaining throughout the whole movie.....adam sandlers funniest movie yet!

  • October 12, 2008 DaZzLyJaZz
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    The sexual humor was only funny the first 20 minutes. It got to a point where I didn't care to see the rest of it and fell asleep. Tasteless and ridiculously annoying. I love Adam Sandler, but this was horrible.

  • October 07, 2008 dirtrider124911
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    Hilarious !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • September 06, 2008 Master o humans
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    This is a really dumb movie, its not funny at all.

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