You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008)



Critic Consensus: You Don't Mess With the Zohan features intermittent laughs, and will please Sandler diehards, but after awhile the leaky premise wears thin.

Movie Info

A Mossad agent fakes his own death so he can move to New York and become a hair stylist.

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content throughout, language, and nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Judd Apatow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 7, 2008
Box Office: $100.0M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for You Don't Mess With the Zohan

All Critics (189) | Top Critics (44)

The ideas and some of the individual bits in Zohan work, but the crudeness of the execution undermines the results.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

It's perhaps not much of a schtick, but it's a cohesive schtick, with the sub-schticks of the entire cast well integrated in support and counterpoint.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015
Stop Smiling

As a remedy for the Mideast's woes, American pluralism might be slightly impractical; but as a premise for a summer comedy, it's real enough to be funny

Full Review… | November 4, 2013
The Nation

I know someone out there must like these things, because Sandler keeps getting the money to make what is turning out to be the same movie over and over again, but I must not be tuned into his comedy wavelength.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010

The idea that the unholy trinity of Sandler, regular cohort Rob Schneider, and director Dennis Dugan could re-unite after ...Chuck and Larry begs the question: just how much did these guys sell their souls to get another film green lit?

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

Warts and all, Zohan adds to a beautiful vision

Full Review… | August 26, 2009

Audience Reviews for You Don't Mess With the Zohan

My eyes and ears bled while I suffered through this execrable, vulgar, offensive and appallingly stupid pile of turd that made me only feel profoundly ashamed for everyone involved in it, possibly the worst "movie" of Sandler's ridiculous career. (Zero stars)

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Only recommended for Sandler fans.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

Pointless, extremely awful film that proves that once again Adam Sandler is one of the worst "comedians" out there. This guy stopped being funny a long time ago, and he's way past his prime. Assembling a cast of mediocre actors except for John Torturro, Dennis Dugan directs a stupidity laced comedy that fails on every level. This film was bad and it did not have anything funny to entertain you. The only thing that this film proves is how bad Adam Sandler is at comedy. I personally think he should have quit after Big Daddy and The Wedding Singer. It's clear that he relies on nothing more but his act to try and make you laugh, which isn't. He made funny films in the past, but now his films are awful and tend to copy previous films, which make it uninteresting. Add to that a poorly written script with some offensive humor, and you have a film that is definitely not worth your time. This is one of those films that fail to deliver on the laughs, instead the use of comedy goes for offensive, and I have nothing against offensive, vulgar comedy if it's used in a clever way. However for You Don't Mess with the Zohan it's used to shock, and highlight the films utter lack of intelligent humor. Avoid if you want a smart comedy. You won't anything here to enjoy, this downright idiotic with a very poor cast. I don't see why Adam Sandler still makes films nowadays, he's horrible. This film along with Funny People is what made me lose interest in his work. I used to enjoy his silly humor, but not anymore. Watch Happy Gilmore instead, at least that one was good, harmless fun, this just sucks.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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