Year One Reviews

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November 17, 2011
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.
July 3, 2009
'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.
June 22, 2009
[Year One has] some very funny moments but not enough of them.
June 22, 2009
This is a significant notch below the great Monty Python films that tackled religion with intelligence and wit.
June 19, 2009
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?
May 16, 2019
Unfortunately, all the talent doesn't translate on the screen. Sure, there are a few mildly amusing moments (most coming courtesy of Cera), but for the most part Year One was one big dud.
March 3, 2019
Considering Year One is likely to flop, there's little point in giving it the benefit of controversy by protesting too much.
August 29, 2018
All in all, this is a sloppy, unoriginal, brain-dead mess that can't even be bothered to get itself out of trouble.
October 21, 2014
In the beginning there was light, which was closely followed by the fart joke.
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