Posted on 6/14/08 10:31 AM
Adam Sandler's latest attempt at immature goof humor, fails miserably. The cast is primarily made up of Middle-eastern actors, oppose to the gaggle of friends that Sandler usually throws in his films. Rob Schneider and Nick Swarsdon make appearances as a Palestinian cab driver and a squirmish young american who befriends Zohan. The "world's greatest Israeli Counter-terrorist Agent" fakes his own death after coming to the realization that capturing terrorist such as The Phantom, portrayed by John Turturro, is a waste of time, as the cycle is never-ending. The trailer and tagline themselves are disgraces to film alone, showing the true stupidity in the movie.
I can see that Sandler was trying to get back to his roots with his old school goofball comedy and characters, but none of it works here. It's almost like a SNL skit (probably a bad one) that goes on for way too long. It feels like Sandler and his writing buddies got together, got stoned and drunk, and wrote the entire script in one night. It was probably incredibly fun to write, but all of the fun ends there. It doesn't come out on the viewer's end.
This, is a bomb. I have almost lost complete respect for Sandler. If his next picture is nearly as bad as this wanna-be-offensive, yet morally engaging piece of garbage, I will never watch another Sandler film again.