• You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008)

You Don't Mess With the Zohan

Release Date: June 6th, 2008

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Tired of all the fighting in his country, legendary Israeli commando Zohan (Adam Sandler) fakes his own death and goes to New York, where he can fulfill his fondest dream: to become a hairstylist. Zohan's sexy way with a cut and curl makes him a hit with Manhattan's women, but when enemy Arabs spot him, Zohan has to call on his military skills if he is ever to wield scissors again.

Cast: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Rob Schneider, Kevin Nealon, Lainie Kazan, Ido Mosseri

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Happy Madison Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Engaging, New York City, Rivalry, Rise, 2000s, Love interest, Hilarious, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe 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

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall 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 RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

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