Year One (2009)
Critic Consensus: Year One is a poorly executed, slapdash comedy in which the talent both in front of and behind the camera never seem to be on the same page.
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Critic Reviews for Year One
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.
'Year One' wants to be seen as a freeform, knockabout trawl through Biblical history, perfect for an undemanding Saturday night. There are only two problems: it's kind of dull and just isn't funny.
[Year One has] some very funny moments but not enough of them.
This is a significant notch below the great Monty Python films that tackled religion with intelligence and wit.
The people who made Year One seem to think that all you have to do to make a hit comedy is get a bunch of jokesters together. But where are the jokes?
Audience Reviews for Year One
Humor must be highly subjective. I didn't see this when it came out because it looked like it was "too high school" but I laughed myself sick watching it. I was choking. Never've been a fan of Black or Cera (though both do okay here) so I credit writer/director Ramis for making me laugh as haven't in 20 years ... thank you, Harold.
Year One Quotes
|Zed:||i told you to fetch me more wine|
|Zed:||I told you to fetch me more wine.|
|Oh:||rub it in with my hand?|
|Oh:||Rub it in with my hand?|
|High Priest:||no your ball sack, yes your hand!|
|High Priest:||No your ball sack, yes your hand!|
|Oh:||Im not following,I'v just been leading from the rear.|
|Oh:||Im not following, I'v just been leading from the rear.|