Year One Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2014
In the beginning there was light, which was closely followed by the fart joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 29, 2012
Stretched painfully thin to feature length, it's a concept that's gestated for 34 years but hasn't evolved a microbe. It also proves that the Harold Ramis of '09 has nothing on the Harold Ramis of '75.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
December 28, 2010
Dudley Moore once made a pretty forgettable comedy giving various well-worn bible stories a light irony wash by reacting to them with the skepticism and confusion a person of today might. Year One is basically that, but dumber.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
August 9, 2010
From its ill-concieved concept to its timing-free chemistry and embarrassingly-bad characterisations, Year One is a major misfire in every respect.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
July 4, 2010
a lazy excrescence of a film. Crude, sloppy, flat, and singularly uninspired, its only redeeming virtue is proving that Michael Cera is capable of rising above even this abominable material
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Only big fans of Cera and Black need catch this film, and even then, it's far from a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 5, 2010
What's even more depressing than the never-ending stream of sub-sixth-grade toilet humor is the sad fact that Year One is helmed and co-produced by two of the best laughmeisters in the business.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
January 5, 2010
Not everything Judd Apatow touches is gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 5, 2010
Creatively it's a giant step backwards, with Jack Black and Michael Cera playing to the kids as inept hunter-gatherers who stumble across various Old Testament characters.
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
December 6, 2009
The problem is not the historicity, or lack thereof, in a comedy, but the uneven pace of the humor.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
December 3, 2009
Producer Judd Apatow has gone from comedy gourmand to McDonald-izing in four years. And when in doubt, director Harold Ramis makes Jack Black eat his own feces and Michael Cera pee in his own mouth. Yes, this is at the level of YouTube monkey comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 10, 2009
This one is destined to take its place alongside films like Evan Almighty and Wholly Moses!.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 7, 2009
As underwhelming as its buzz might have indicated...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 31, 2009
If there's anything sadder than an unfunny comedy, it's an unfunny comedy that tacks on an equally unfunny blooper reel over the closing credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
[Year One] feels lazy: There's no cheap joke Mr. Ramis and company didn't go for, no gag-worthy gag they didn't include.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
August 11, 2009
If there is any justice in the world, there will never be a Year Two.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
August 1, 2009
... a near-total disappointment... it never manages to sustain any momentum from joke to joke or scene to scene or even shot to shot at times.
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
July 30, 2009
An experience likened to repeatedly playing with a Whoopie Cushion for an hour and a half...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 15, 2009
Boy, does this stink - and I mean almost literally.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 15, 2009
Even more embarrassing considering the talent involved. Where art thou Monty Python?
Full Review | Original Score: D
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