You Don't Mess With the Zohan

release year: 2008
genre: comedy/action
viewing setting: home DVD, 10/13/08

synopsis: A top Israeli assassin/soldier leaves the violent life behind as he comes to America to be a hairdresser.

impressions: I generally don't like Adam Sandler or his movies, but this one was pretty damn funny. Some of the humor is pretty raunchy, and the physical stunts are over-the-top to the point of clownishness, but I did laugh, and often.

something this movie has that no other movie has: Nothing comes to mind.

acting: Adam Sandler has created a character who's funny simply because of his foreign accent and attitude. Rob Schneider is an opposing soldier who now drives a cab in America. John Turturro is Zohan's arch-nemesis, the Phantom. Emmanuelle Chriqui is the lady Zohan lusts after in America.

final word: Completely silly, but a good source of laughs.

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