You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Lather. Rinse. Save the world.


You Don't Mess with the Zohan
An Israeli commando fakes his own death to follow his dream of becoming a famous hair stylist in New York. When he fails to land his dream job, he reluctantly accepts a position at a Palistinian-run salon. His natural talent soon emerges, and he becomes their star stylist and a favourite with the ladies. However, a Palestinian spy recognises him, and reports him to his arch-enemy, a notorious Palestinian terrorist, who makes plans to kill him. Between all of this, they have to deal with a property developer trying to exploit tensions between the Jews and Palestinians for his own commercial gain.

112 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Action, Comedy.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Adam Sandler, John Tututto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Lainie Kazan, Ido Mosseri, Rob Schneider, Dave Matthews and a host of others
Director
Dennis Dugan
ScreenplayAdam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Judd Apatow
MusicRupert Gregson-Williams
CinematographyMichael Barrett
EditingTom Costain
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2008
Produced byHappy Madison Productions, Relativity Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageStrong, moderate frequency
NuditySeveral scenes
SexContinuous strong sexual innuendo and references
ViolenceSeveral disturbing and imitable scenes
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis movie is very crude and has some scenes that may be of concern in terms of cruelty to animals which impressionable youngsters could imitate.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
2
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Atiyyah Khan
10
Cape Times
Mark Olsen
5
iAfrica.com
Gideon Nieuwoudt
3
The Citizen
David Jenkin
12
24.com
Megan Kakora
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThis is a mighty hymn of and to vulgarity, and either you enjoy it, or you don't. I found myself enjoying it a surprising amount of the time, even though I was thoroughly ashamed of myself.
15
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconZohan’s why-can’t-we-all-just-get-along exhortations are disarmingly sincere, but they’re also couched so deeply in Sandler-brand comic mediocrity that the gesture barely seems worth it.
5
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconIt's the Middle East crisis played for laughs, and it gets a few until the movie backs off its bolder notions.
10
ScreenIt
quote iconA crass, wildly uneven, and surprisingly unfunny comedy that scrapes the bottom of the barrel of ''lowest common denominator'' with its broad stereotypes and caricatures, bad direction and a plot that would have worked best, if at all, as a 3 or so minute skit on Saturday Night Live.
6
Metacritic.com
36 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
146 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconYou Don't Mess With the Zohan features intermittent laughs, and will please Sandler diehards, but after awhile the leaky premise wears thin.
7

What the People say

Internet
13004 Netizens quote iconIt's one of those movies that would have been great in 1998. But falls short in 2008. Its just the same gimmick that has been done by 'Happy Madison Productions'.
11

Average .. 42%

8

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