But it's Sandler who is pivotal to its amiable success. Less precious, less power-tripping than the likes of Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey or Mike Myers, he never looks down on his material. He makes us laugh by willpower as much as technique.
This is a silly, crass comedy about a badass Israeli commando who secretly longs to be a hairdresser specialising in 1980s stylings.
| Original Score: 2/5
You Don't Mess With the Zohan is a rude and routine Adam Sandler farce with some exceedingly sharp lines.
| Original Score: 3/5
There's a broad theory that no matter how funny the comedy, 90 minutes is the point at which audiences have had enough. You Don't Mess With The Zohan trundles on for 113 minutes, none of them funny.
| Original Score: 1/5
Another sloppily concocted and naggingly non-controversial pretext for Sandler to pelvic thrust his way though a succession of increasingly wacky fish-out-of-water situations.
| Original Score: 2/6
A strange, mostly enjoyable mix of big political questions and crude comedy, Zohan overcomes its skeletal plotting and uneven gag ratio through Sandler's sheer commitment to nonsense.
O pior filme da carreira de Adam Sandler... e se considerarmos que estamos falando do gênio por trás de O Paizão e Little Nicky, esta constatação se torna mais do que deprimente; torna-se apavorante.
Amusing Adam Sandler comedy with a bonkers premise, a surprisingly likeable central character and a handful of decent gags.
Just when you think civilisation may be moving forward a bit (OK, I'm an optimist), another Adam Sandler movie comes along.
| Original Score: 4/10
You should have known: You Don't Expect Much from the Zohan.
A comedy built around the belief that people speaking in foreign accents is endlessly funny, You Don't Mess With The Zohan is - how you say? - not good.
This should have a big label that reads '20% above average humor, 80% below the belt crass.'
| Original Score: C-
Zohan is both exponentially stranger than Larry and about twice as amusing.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
You Don't Mess with the Zohan has bumped 'Click' from the top of Sandler's list as his worst movie ever.
| Original Score: 0/4
Occasionally the film is so bad it's almost funny, if you think a scene in which a cat is used as a football is funny.
Why does Adam Sandler continue to make these comedies that aren't funny? Because your neighbor's 13-year old kid keeps going to see them.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Sandler's best in a long time
| Original Score: 3.5/5
As stupid as ever, but surprisingly clever.
There are a handful of legitimately funny jokes, even though -- though it frightens me to say so -- I don't get as excited as I got when I was fifteen.
| Original Score: B
The script has a couple of actually funny gags, but hack director Dennis Dugan messes up the delivery in service to Sandler's titanic ego.
| Original Score: 1/4