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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago 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

  • 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

  • 40
    Bob MondelloNPR

    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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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