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Year One Reviews

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October 21, 2014
In the beginning there was light, which was closely followed by the fart joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 3, 2009
All hail Michael Cera, worker of unprecedented movie miracles! The 21-year-old Canadian comic takes a weak concept and some weaker material and, wherever possible, adds some much needed flashes of comedic genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 3, 2009
A goodhearted, sometimes funny spoof of early human history.
June 21, 2009
Year One is quite a mixed bag of nuts...which could repulse [some] viewers... But if you can supress your gag reflex...it ascends to hyperventilating levels of hilarity.
June 21, 2009
Year One is an enjoyable knockabout comedy, but as a satire on human folly it's a disappointment; Ramis could have gone much further underlining the parallels between ancient and modern religious wars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2009
You heard it here first: Year One is the best prehistoric comedy of 2009.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2009
Year One has one joke, but it's a good one, played for many variations over the course of an often very funny comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2009
The big, blustery physical comedy of Jack Black makes for an amusing fit with Michael Cera's quiet, self-deprecating humour in Year One.
June 19, 2009
A thoroughly, sometimes gaggingly broad and sly conceptual laugh-in.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2009
Year One is a slapdash concoction with an overreliance on scatological gags and a long lag time between laughs. I freely admit that. Yet I have a certain affection for this movie, if only because of its conceptual simplicity.
June 19, 2009
Expect to be amused, not hilarioused.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 19, 2009
Year One is easy to hate, especially if you loathe Jack Black's hammy shtick, think Michael Cera peaked in Arrested Development or you have a worn Bible in your bedroom... and you're not living in a Super 8. But I loved it.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
June 19, 2009
The obligatory gross-out moments function as camouflage for what proves to be a surprisingly trenchant critique of the human penchant for violence, greed, deceit, hubris and, especially, religious superstition.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2009
Cut it into small pieces and many bits are a giggle: string them all together and it starts to wear thin. Strangely for Ramis, it's not aggressive enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 18, 2009
When did comedy writing become such a lost art, replaced by the improvisational byplay of talented but increasingly familiar players left to think up funny lines for an amusing situation?
June 18, 2009
It's a bit flabby and careless, but it's also gleefully stupid, and it has the ability to knock you off guard and make you giggle helplessly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 18, 2009
Harold Ramis...serves up some low brow humor in a fitful script, but his film is elevated into the ranks of pleasurably stupid humor by terrific comic turns from Cera and a game Oliver Platt
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 18, 2009
The actors make a surprisingly effective comic team, with Black's manic energy trampolining off Cera's deflated passivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 18, 2009
If Harold Ramis' Year One were a bowling match, it would lurch between gutter balls and spares, with some scattered lucky strikes.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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